Packed with examples from various subjects and grades, this guide walks readers through every step of the formative assessment process, from articulating learning goals to providing quality feedback.

Formative Feedback for Teaching

Formative feedback for teaching

In previous chapters, we emphasized the centrality of feedback for effective formative assessment. Formative assessment provides feedback to teachers from the evidence they collect in the course of teaching and learning. This feedback is something they feed forward into their instruction to improve student learning. This is formative feedback for teaching.

The other recipients of feedback are the students. Student feedback comes from their own internal monitoring during learning, or externally from their teachers. This is formative feedback for learning.

In this chapter, we are going to focus on formative feedback for teaching and address formative feedback for learning in the next chapter.

Generating the Evidence

Formative assessment for teaching must answer the following questions:

  • Where is the student going?
  • Where is the student ...
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