[Solved] Great Formative Assessment ’

[Solved] Great Formative Assessment ’

Answer either a) or b):

a)      Examine and appraise your use of diagnostic assessments.  Reflect on and discuss both your satisfaction and frustration with diagnostic assessments.   

  • What advice would you give other teachers about the use of diagnostic assessments?

b)      If you have not used diagnostic assessments, analyze your reasons for implementing or not implementing diagnostic assessments. Explain.  

  • With which subject would you use diagnostic assessment? Why?

ensure to cite at least one outside source and two outside sources. 


1. Erie, PA., Public Schools. (2017). Diagnostic assessment. ERIESD. https://www.eriesd.org/cms/lib/PA01001942/Centricity/Domain/1917/Types%20of%20Assessments%20information%20sheets.pdf 

  • ‘Diagnostic assessment’ is a clear summary of this assessment.

2. Lamprianu, I., & Athanasau, J. (2009). A teacher’s guide to classroom assessment. Sense Publishers. Available here. 

  • Read pp: 15-38
  • In pages 15-38 of ‘A teacher’s guide to classroom assessment, you will find an analysis of the different types of classroom assessments and their uses.

3. Lynch, M. (2016, August 23). Summative assessments, do you know these basics? The Edvocate. https://www.theedadvocate.org/summative-assessments-know-basics/

  • ‘Summative assessments, do you know these basics?’ is a description of the basic aspects of summative assessments.

4. Lynch, M. (2016, November 22). The five major features of summative assessments. The Edvocate. https://www.theedadvocate.org/five-major-features-summative-assessments/

  • Five major features of summative assessments’ is a description of the major features of summative assessments.

5. Looney, J. (2011). Integrating formative and summative assessments: progress towards a seamless system. OECD Education Working Papers No. 58. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED529586.pdf

  • ‘Integrating formative and summative assessments: progress towards a seamless system’ is an overview of the efforts to integrate these assessments. The challenges are, on the one hand, strengthening the classroom-based formative assessments and, on the other hand, improving testing and measurement technologies.

6.  Rethinking classroom assessment with purpose in mind. (n.d.). WNCP. https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/assess/wncp/full_doc.pdf 

  • ‘Rethinking classroom assessment with purpose in mind’ presents important facets of assessment; it will make you reflect on the assessment FOR, AS, and OF learning, and it suggests strategies to be applied in the classroom. In this Unit you need to read Chapter 2.

7. Ronan, A. (2015, April 29). Every teacher’s guide to assessment. Edudemic. https://www.moedu-sail.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CFA-Handouts-for-C-Assessment-Design.pdf 

  • ‘Every teacher’s guide to assessment’ is quite a complete overview of classroom assessment.

Optional Videos

1. Common Sense Education. (2016, July 12). 3 tips for great formative assessment [Video]. YouTube. (2:16)https://youtu.be/JJ5yRhyIeFI

  • 3 tips for great formative assessment’ raises two interesting questions: is formative assessment more formative for teachers than for students? If so, how can formative assessment be also formative for students?

2. Datko, K. (2013, May 6). Rethinking assessment [Video]. YouTube.  (5:39) https://youtu.be/sFZP4gsEVWo

  • ‘Rethinking assessment’ is a visual summary of formative (for learning) and summative (of learning) assessments.

3. SanBdoCitySchools. (2015, December 4). Formative assessments: using feedback to guide instruction [Video]. YouTube.  (7:06) https://youtu.be/Ecp5tFwXA_M 

  • In ‘Formative assessments: using feedback to guide instruction’ the instructor shows how to use formative assessments and give feedback to students

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