A Crash Course in Assessment Vocabulary

Hand completing a multiple choice exam

Types of Assessment Formative assessments Formative assessments informally measure a student’s understanding of a concept or concepts and thus have very low stakes or are not graded at all. Formative assessments are used to gauge the effectiveness of teaching, “check in” with students to make sure they are learning the course material, and to provide students with immediate, qualitative feedback. Formative assessments usually […]

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