Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations


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An assessment that uses the same or similar questions and is evaluated using the same criteria for all test-takers is referred to as a _____ assessment.

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1. Mr. Thomas uses an assessment to evaluate his students' knowledge and abilities in Art. He is using a _____ assessment.

2. Mrs. Gregg uses an assessment to evaluate children's knowledge and abilities formed in pre-school and in the home. She is using a _____ assessment.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Improve your knowledge of the main types of assessments that are constructed by experts and used in many different schools and classrooms. See if you can distinguish between formative and summative evaluations. And learn to identify the purposes of each of these tests, and how their compositions differ.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following types of assessments:

  • Summative
  • Formative
  • Specific aptitude
  • School readiness
  • Scholastic aptitude

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different standardized tests and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as summative and formative evaluations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different purposes of assessments

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations, will prepare you to:

  • List which factors must be uniform in order for an assessment to be considered standardized
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the four types of standardized evaluations
  • Explain the differences between formative and summative assessments