Assessment & Measurement – Formative

Formative assessments measure current student learning and areas needing improvement in order to provide feedback that can be used developmentally as the course progresses. Also known as Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), they enable instructors to determine what and how students are learning in order to better plan instruction and learning activities. In addition, formative assessments can help students use the results to adjust and improve their own learning. This type of assessment may be used in either small or large increment as the course progresses; for example, a discussion post may be required following an online lecture, or a one-minute paper may be assigned after students complete a required course activity.

In other words…

A formative assessment answers the question: How will feedback to assess student progress be provided?

Examples of Formative Assessments:


* Additional Creative Formative Assessments