Strategy Sessions: Set up for success with formative assessments

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Students tend to work harder when grading is involved, which can consequently cause anxiety and stress. However, assessment should not only be about the grade awarded but also about providing feedback which aims to identify strengths and areas of improvement.

Assessment can refer to the measurement of students’ learning when addressing a task (summative assessment). It can also evaluate understanding during instruction for the purpose of learning (formative assessment). Although both types of assessment differ in their meaning and purpose, formative assessment enhances learning and better prepares students for summative assessment.

In this recording, Kari Qasem looks at how to best incorporate formative assessments in teaching. She also highlights the benefits of this type of assessment in helping students achieve learning goals and in assisting teachers with post-marking feedback.

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