Why Formative Assessment is So Important
According to Hattie (2009), who did a meta-analysis of hundreds of studies, formative assessment is in the Top 10 of effective teacher practices. So, the question becomes “How and when do I do formative assessments to maximize their effectiveness?” In this edWeb.net webinar for the New Teacher Help community, middle school Assistant Principal Shannon Holden showed novices how to implement formative assessment techniques, and take corrective action with students having difficulty mastering concepts.
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