How Formative is Assessment for Learning.

In one of my Professional Learning hubs this month we had a discussion about Formative Assessment. The discussion generally centred around the amount of work involved in establishing tasks and recording and analysing student data. This makes the most sense when you view formative assessment as an event, rather than a process. However, Formative Assessment doesn’t need to be a formalised task or activity where every student’s response is marked, recorded and analysed, instead, it can look more like a conversation where attention to student responses and ideas is used to recognise opportunities for future learning and direction. Continue reading “How Formative is Assessment for Learning.”