75 Formative Assessment Examples

Formative assessment is a type of assessment that takes place in the middle of a unit of work. It is usually compared to summative assessment which takes place at the end of the learning experience.

The key characteristic of formative assessment is that learning will take place before and after the assessment. The assessment is designed to help students:

  • Stay on track
  • Pivot if they are off track
  • Deepen their knowledge based on an assessment of what they currently know
  • Receive feedback on their progress