The topic for this segment of Bam! Radio (an all-education radio network that offers programming from top education organizations and leaders) is formative assessment. Guest Nancy Frey, a professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and teacher-leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College, talks about formative assessment tools and strategies for teachers.
This radio interview provides a quick and easy-to-understand explanation of formative assessment. Nancy Frey clearly and articulately explains the importance and utility of formative assessment in everyday classrooms. Because there are a variety of conceptions of formative assessment, her view is not 100% consistent with all other experts. One aspect in which her view may differ from some others is in whether formative assessment is best used as a tool for "got it" or "didn't get it" regarding student learning.