Formative Assessments: Examples, Types & Definition


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following best defines formative assessment?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Which of the following are types of formative assessments?

2. What is the difference between formative assessments and summative assessments?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you assess your knowledge of the methods that can be employed to help instructors analyze a students' understanding of a particular lesson. You will be quizzed on your ability to recognize these types of assessments and terms used to describe these processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition and types of of formative assessment
  • Diifferences between formative and summative assessments
  • What is meant by the phrase 'muddiest point'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types of formative assessments and why they are used
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of formative assessments as a tool leading to successful student performance
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast formative and summative assessments

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Formative Assessments: Examples, Types & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define formative assessment
  • Compare formative and summative assessments
  • List ways in which instructors can ask students what they know and what they do not understand about a particular subject
  • Identify ways in which formative assessments can be conducted during and after a lesson