Formative assessments can sound like a formidable undertaking. But they don’t have to be.
Dr. Julie-Ann McFann, CTLT’s Program Team Lead, shows us how little, frequent “check-ins” can help us know if our students are really getting it. She helps us wrap our brains around the differences between formative and summative assessments and the differences between assessing and grading. We’ll also explore how using formative assessments might assuage your students’ constant craving for study guides.
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