Based on the work of Rick Stiggins, we like to consider a balanced approach to assessments. We see formative assessment as a tool FOR learning, and summative assessment as a measure OF learning. Formative assessments when done correctly, are a way provide descriptive feedback to students in time for them to improve performance and learn more. Summative assessments happen at the end of the instructional experience, and are intended to evaluate student learning. In this video, Marie provides strategies for collaborative assessment design that results in exceptional learning.