Formative Assessment

There are many different types of assessments. Assessment, which is the use of tests and other measures to make educational decisions, is not a clear-cut process. Assessment can have a significant positive or negative impact on the lives of students. Therefore, teachers need to understand assessment procedures, select the appropriate measurement instruments, and conduct assessment skillfully. Assessment is much more than just tests and data. It is time that educators move away from thinking of assessment as just end-of-the-unit and high-stakes tests. Assessment should be embedded, ongoing, diverse, and used to guide instruction.
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Unit 2. Formative Assesement and Connectivism

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Assessment which is the use of tests and other measures to make educational decisions, is not a clear cut process. Contributions from specialists representing many disciplines account for much of the diversity in the assessment process. Specific legal mandates and various ethical considerations further contribute to the complex nature of assessment. For this reason, a generic model fails to meet unique needs; therefore, appropriately assessing students with learning problems requires a combination of approaches to fit the individual and to provide accurate data for making educational decisions. The Ne`epapa Ka Hana model assessments help mathematics teachers to ensure equity and excellence for all students in terms of mathematics understanding.

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Reflection Question
Pick 2 of the formative assessments listed in this section that you have never used.
How could you incorporate these into your classroom?
How would you use them to provide feedback to your students?

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