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Learning Episode 5- Formative Assessment

Formative assessment or determining what students know while they're still learning it, can be challenging. When it comes to determining what our students fully understand, we must use a variety of sources of data. A single data point isn't enough information to help us plan the next step in our instruction, no matter how well constructed the quiz, presentation, or problem behind it is. When you contemplate that different learning tasks are best assessed in different ways, it's easy to understand why we need a variety of formative assessment tools. That's why it's crucial to keep things simple: formative assessments should mostly be checked rather than graded, as the goal is to gain a general sense of how individuals or the class as a whole are progressing.