Formative Assessment Practice

CTLT considers formative assessment to be “A process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes,” (CCSSO, 2006). This places formative assessment at the core of learning experiences teachers facilitate and in which students engage. CTLT services related to engaging in Formative Assessment Practice support educators as they repurpose and/or strengthen their use of assessment (formal and informal) as a tool that supports learning, and educational leaders in establishing a context within which formative assessment can occur.

CTLT works with educators and school and district leaders to support implementation of formative assessment practice, by providing the following services:

  • Consultation with local leaders on developing or adapting policies and procedures to support formative assessment practice (e.g. reviewing expectations related to curriculum pacing, sharing learning targets with students, and grading).
  • Coaching for local leaders on recognizing formative assessment practices as they occur within classrooms and providing effective feedback to educators about their practice.
  • Professional development and on-site coaching for educators focused on their development of formative assessment practices and incorporating those practices into regular instructional routines.
  • Development of local resources to support formative assessment practice (e.g. adapting unit planning templates/guides to incorporate planning for formative assessment practice).

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