What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

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How do formative assessments and tests differ?

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1. Which of the following is a benefit of formative assessment?

2. Formative assessments should be part of the classroom routine to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of formative assessment. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include identifying another term for formative assessment as well as knowing the time(s) formative assessment can be used in a classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Another term for formative assessment
  • Formative assessment benefits
  • Time(s) formative assessment can be used
  • Formative assessment strategy that allows students to give teachers a physical signal of their understanding during the lesson
  • Example of a formative assessment which could be used during a lesson

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on formative assessment
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding time(s) when formative assessments can be used and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formative assessment strategy that allows students to give teachers a physical signal of their understanding during the lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of formative assessment and the kind of formative assessment that could be used during a lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching strategies, review the accompanying lesson on What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define formative assessment and identify another term for this teaching strategy
  • Know the benefits of using formative assessment in the classroom
  • Relate several examples of formative assessment that can be used in conjunction with a lesson
  • Understand how implementing formative assessment in your classroom can improve student success
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