How do formative and summative assessments differ? Formative assessments are for the student. It's data that helps to identify what they know and what they need to practice. Summative assessments however, provide information to teachers, administrators and parents, about how much a student has learned as of a particular point in time.
How do we ensure balanced and effective assessments in the classroom? Target to method alignment includes four targets to be assessed: knowledge, reasoning, performance skills and products, and four assessment method types: selected response, essay, performance assessment and personal communication.
In this video Marie discusses Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) model for leveling questions, assessments and performance tasks. Using the Chocolate Chip Cookie Model she explains the four levels - 1) Recall, 2)Skill/Concept, 3) Strategic Thinking and 4) Extended Thinking.