Summative Assessments: Examples & Types


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An example of a summative assessment is:

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1. The main goal of summative assessments is to:

2. The main goal of formative assessments is to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To help you evaluate your comprehension of the types of summative assessments, check out this quiz/worksheet. It will test students on what summative assessments are, why they are used, and an example of this type of assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who use this quiz/worksheet will encounter questions on:

  • A major goal of summative assessments
  • A primary goal of formative assessments
  • Examples of formative assessments
  • The different between formative and summative assessments

Skills Practiced

Those who take this quiz/worksheet will be exercising the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the various kinds of summative assessments
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define words such as summative assessment and formative assessment
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast formative and summative assessments
  • Information recall - use knowledge about formative and summative assessments to identify instances of each

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, take a look at the related lesson entitled Summative Assessments: Examples & Types. It will help students meet the objectives below:

  • Define summative assessment
  • Identify the purpose of summative assessments
  • Define formative assessment
  • Become familiar with the reasons why teachers implement formative assessments
  • Distinguish between high stakes and low stakes with regard to assessments