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What is a Summative Assessment?

All of us remember those chapter tests and final exams we had to take back in the school day. And we remember that they were big parts of our grades. What we didn’t know at the time is that they were called “summative assessments”. But today, organizing these is part of your job. So let’s dig a bit deeper into the subject, shall we? What is a Summative Assessment A summative assessment is any method that teachers or trainers use to evaluate student...

Formative Assessments: Essential Tips for Educators

How do you ensure that your instructional methods are effective? If you wait until it's time to administer an important test, it may be too late. A poor grade or standardized test score can throw a student off track. This is why regular assessments are so important. Educators use both formative and summative assessments to help ensure that students are truly mastering concepts. It is formative assessments in particular that can help gauge a student’s understanding as they are in the...