Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment

Do you find

  • the range of assessments used in your school to be a little bewildering?
  • people around you talk about summative and formative assessments – and just expect you to know the difference?
  • assessment can be a time-consuming add-on in your practice?
  • you use a raft of standardised tests that leave you drowning in data?
  • your students have little input into their assessments beyond filling in the tests?
  • the data you get is sometimes relevant and helpful to your teaching, but sometimes not?

Formative assessment is a vital part of any teacher’s repertoire, and W.E. can help to unpack the assessment conundrum so that you have a better idea of the tools available, the purposes behind them, and which ones are most useful for you at the moment.