We believe that assessment is an inherent element of the teaching and learning process; therefore, in our work with teachers and education leaders, we define formative assessment as the assessment of student learning integrated into the act of teaching (
here are also more formal (and often more reliable) means, such as using performance-based assessments and accompanying scoring rubrics, or administering pre- and post-tests of key knowledge and skills.
Using assessment effectively in the classroom is inherent to good teaching, but, for a variety of reasons, classroom-based assessment practices are diminished and even misused in our current accountability era.
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