June 25, 2020

From Formal to Formative Assessment

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday.


With distance learning (or some form of blended/hybrid learning) a real possibility next school year, this shift in the student learning experience upends traditional assessment methods. As such, it’s imperative that we transition from formal, summative assessments to implementing more formative assessments.

But how does one implement formative assessment? What does that look like in practice?

With any type of assessment, the first step should be to establish learning goals and objectives. Once these are established, teachers can ask: Did students meet established learning goals and objectives? Can students demonstrate what they know, and is there evidence that students are actively demonstrating their understanding?


Continue reading this blog post on tomdaccord.com.