What is formative assessment?



The Rest of The Story: The power of formative classroom assessment depends on how you use the results (Guskey)

You said it, but did they get it?- How to check for understanding

Assessment Matters

Informative Assessment (Educational Leadership, December 2007)

Feed Up, Back, and Forward (Educational Leadership, November 2009)- how to use data to inform instruction

Grading What Matters (Educational Leadership, November 2009)

The Quest for Quality: Assessment Quality and Balance (Educational Leadership, November 2009)

Learning to Love Assessment (Educational Leadership, 1/08, Tomlinson)

Classroom Assessment Minute by Minute, Day by Day(Educational Leadership, 11/05, Leahy, Lyon, Thompson, and WIlliam)

Using data to differentiate instruction (Educational Leadership, November 2003)

The Best Value in Formative Assessment (Educational Leadership, December 2007/January 2008)

Formative Assessment- A Process, Not a Test (Education Week)

Assessment Through the Student's Eyes (ASCD, Summer 2007)


Examples of Formative Assessment in Action (written classroom vignettes with podcast commentary)

Making Formative Assessment Come Alive (Frey, ASCD webinar)


Formative Assessment (Secondary) video

Strategies for Checking for Understanding: Oral Language (ASCD video clip)

How to Informally Assess Learning (ASCD video clip)

Using formative assessments to meet student needs- middle school (ASCD video clip)

Using formative assessments to meet student needs- high school (ASCD video clip)

Professional Development Modules

Assessment, Evaluation, and Curriculum Redesign


Formative Assessment: Assessment That Improves Performance (Exemplars.com)

Formative Assessment: Examples in Practice (written vignettes and commentary- CCSSO)

Student Perceptions of Formative Assessment Questionnaire