Formative Assessment Principles

The principles of formative assessment include identifying and responding to the students' learning needs, making frequent and interactive assessments of student understanding, adjusting teaching to meet individual student needs, actively involving students in the process, and developing skills that enable students to learn better.

When used as a framework for teaching, formative assessment can change the way teachers interact with students, set up learning situations, guide students toward learning goals, and define student success.

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