Formative Assessment CourseSelf-assessment and peer-assessment are important and valuable, but you are ultimately responsible for using that information to assess learning and guide instruction, so you need to be a part of the assessment process. Teacher assessment should be ongoing and can include information from self-assessment and peer-assessment to help with instructional decisions. Incorporate a wide variety of formative assessments in your ongoing assessment of students.
Unit 3. Inclusive Assessment
The use of formative assessments has been shown to increase student achievement. AISLM creates an ideal setting for using diverse formative assessments because it is an integral part of facilitating learning. When teachers are facilitators, as in a connectivist classroom, they use questioning techniques and other strategies to guide instruction; these same strategies are types of formative assessment. Cornelius (2014) explained that the use of formative assessments enables more personalized learning as teachers monitor student progress and provide feedback. Using formative assessment, you have the ability to pinpoint and address the need of each student.
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