Formative assessment practices are those that provide teachers and students with information about learning as it develops—not just at the end of a project, unit, or year. The information is formative because it enables adjustments that deepen learning: Teachers use formative assessment to make adjustments to instruction, and students use the feedback from formative assessments to make revisions to their work and their approaches to it.
As a result, students learn more.
This website is designed to provide teachers with formative assessment practices that can be plugged into any curriculum and instruction. Each technique has been tested in classrooms and online, and has been shown to support effective teaching as well as deepen student learning.