Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey describe a four-step approach to successful formative assessment
TEACHERS WHO USE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS target their instruction to student needs. Teachers who do not use formative assessments rely on guesswork or generic plans, rather than basing their instructional decisions on data. The difference in student learning is striking. Simply said, the systematic use of formative assessments results in better learning.
|What we know|
|● Formative assessment systems are based on student performance and provide teachers with data about what to teach next.
● Feedback is not effective in isolation; rather it needs to be acted on by both students and teachers.
● Checking for understanding, based on a clear purpose, is an important part of a formative assessment system and should not be overlooked.
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