Formative Assessment: Examples of Practice

To help educators better understand formative assessment, this paper provides examples and counter-examples of formative assessment in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Using the five attributes (i.e., learning progressions, learning goals and criteria for success, descriptive feedback, self- and peer-assessment, collaboration) identified as essential to the formative assessment process, the author provides commentary on how the examples support both learning and instruction. 

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This resource can provide guidance to educators who want to better understand what formative assessment looks like in the classroom setting. By highlighting vignettes of formative assessment in a variety of subjects and across the grades, this paper supports educators in thinking about ways to implement formative assessment into their own classrooms.