Posts tagged with formative

Formative Assessment


This post starts with my response to a question that Larry Ferlazzo asked¬†about formative assessment and that I responded to on his EdWeek blog. There were many excellent responses there, and I urge you to read them here.¬† I’ve expanded that response to look at an example of what won’t work. My first thought is […]

Week 5-7 Focus on Formative Assessment


I apologize to my readers, but I’ve been really caught up in working in my new environment. Things are definitely NOT perfect, but I feel that they are headed in the right direction and are under control. I got a book for sending in a question to Larry Ferlazzo’s Ed Week blog, and I chose […]

Quick bit of analysis…


I have not been in a “grading” environment when I work in the lab. All my assessments were formative and ungraded, although I gave students much feedback. I’ve been conscious there is has been a strong move towards numeric values in evaluating student work, and analyzing that to improve instruction. I’ve given students a “formative” […]


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