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Formative assessment practice guide

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Summary

Formative assessment refers to the variety of methods teachers use to gather and interpret information about student learning as learning is taking place. This guide outlines key practices for using formative assessment in the classroom:

  • Begin with a deep understanding of what your students need to learn.
  • Set clear and measurable learning objectives.
  • Regularly check for student understanding. 
  • Provide timely feedback that is individualised where possible. 

This guide is part of the Tried and Tested series, covering education practices that have been proven to make a positive impact on learning. 

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