Formal Formative Assessment

1154 Words5 Pages
Schools and teachers assess students in numerous methods, for a diversity of reasons – ranging from extensive classifications of judging, sorting and ranking, to more subtle explanations, determining students’ needs and level of understanding. Educators have distinguished a very strong difference concerning summative assessment and formative assessment; however the distinction is believed to be modified between how data is generated and how assessments are used. This paper will focus on formative assessments, and the difference between formal formative and informal formative assessments. Proceeding to the observation on how assessments can be used in the classroom effectively, the aspects of assessments and procedures to follow. Concluding…show more content…
Assessments: peer and self-assessment are crucial in providing opportunity to metacognitive thinking about education, in addition to assess own progression for meaningful productive feedback. 5. Established learning: teacher and student roles in the learning process should be established. Teachers need to create an environment where student can establish trust and mutual respect, as well as experience harmless constructive feedback. As defined by Bell & Cowie (2001), there are nine characteristics of formative assessment: responsiveness; source of evidence; tacit process; use of professional knowledge and experience; integral measures between teaching and learning; assessments by teacher and student; purpose; appropriateness of process; and predicaments. Vigilant observation of students progression, allows the teacher to see beyond assumptions and predictions, and provide information to better understand and support learning outcomes used to determine students understanding. Careful thought of learning assessments are grouped into four types: observation, conversation, student self-evaluation and artefacts, all of which can take form in numerous…show more content…
The teacher can regulate instructions rapidly during learning development, allowing students to benefit from these rapid adjustments by means of regulating and emerging own learning progress. Feedback occurs while learning takes place, and effective feedback identifies the gap between where student remains at and where student desires to be. The teacher can be confronted with predicaments performed during formative assessments. There remain no obvious solutions to a situation, and a decision made, exists dependent on the individual situation, appropriate to the teacher and student involved. The teacher relies on professional judgement, formatively assessing the purpose of provoked action. The lack of understanding from a teacher and administrator, on how to perform assessments, can result in the assessment purpose being inaccurately misdirected, and produce no

More about Formal Formative Assessment

Open Document