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Chapter 7: Formative and Summative Assessment of Student Learning
Teachers are being bombarded with local, state, and national standardized tests. Teachers are constantly under the gun to have our students succeed on these tests, even if they are not always the best tools for gauging the learning or achievement of our students. In an ideal world, students would work at their own pace, taking formative assessments along the way and finishing with a summative exam that applies student learning to real-world scenarios.
These “tests” would allow students to ...