Formative assessment

definition

Learning  assessment,  often  informal  and  conducted  periodically,  that  emphasizes the use of feedback for guiding teaching and learning.

Bernard, J. 2009. Learning counts: An overview of approaches to understanding, assessing and improving the quality of education for all. Paris: UNESCO.

example of use

Assessment is central to any learning process. Pedagogues have often distinguished between assessment for learning and assessment of learning. Assessment for learning includes classroom or formative assessments used by teachers to adapt their teaching strategies or as means to provide individual grading to students at the end of a certain period of instruction. These individual assessments are intended to assess and monitor learner knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for a full set of academic domains (UNESCO, 2019: 16).

UNESCO. 2019. The promise of large-scale learning assessments: acknowledging limits to unlock opportunities. Paris: UNESCO.

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