Critical Assessment 201 Three-Part Formative Assessment



Formative and Summative Assessment



Formative Assessment and Instruction


In this video Marie distinguishes between formative assessment and formative instruction. Formative assessments primarily provide learners with feedback on progress, while formative instruction is used by teachers to collect evidence to guide learning.

3 Parts of Formative Assessment



Assessment Common and Comparable


When considering assessments, choosing between those which are common versus comparable depends on how the assessment is going to be used. Common assessments might be consistent across grade-levels, schools buildings or districts and have strict alignment to a particular set of standards. Comparable assessments however are more flexible classroom to classroom, and can have varying questions, formats and methods, while remaining true to the target.