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Formative Assessment

Formative assessment, often referred to as assessment for learning, “is a process teachers and students use during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching moves and learning tactics. It is not a specific test, nor an event, nor a bank of test items” (Linquanti, R. 2014). Put more succinctly, “formative assessment is a planned process in which teachers and students use assessment based evidence to adjust what they’re currently doing” (Popham, 2008).
Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers (formerly known as Digital Library) is available to all teachers who have accounts.