Waving the Flag for Formative Assessment

In this Education Week opinion piece, the author argues that the adoption of the Common Core State Standards offers a key moment to take advantage of formative assessment benefits, saying that the formative assessment process helps students to master curricular content and increase student achievement. He argues that increased student achievement will also produce gains on teacher evaluations.

Content Comments 

This article provides a very user-friendly and well-reasoned argument for the need for teachers to use formative assessment today in the context of the CCSS and new teacher evaluation systems.