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Assessing for Understanding


students standing on a culvert looking at waterAssessment supports high-quality learning.

Assessment allows students to show what they know.


Formative Assessment

Teachers are:

Continually assessing for understanding.

 Using open ended questions to help guide students.

Checking for misconceptions and connections to prior knowledge.Providing clear feedback. 

Allowing opportunities for students to improve. Giving guidance on how to improve. 

Giving students a chance to self-reflect and improve learning.

Questioning, Observing, Meeting with students

Formative assessment also allows teachers to self-reflect on instruction and make changes as needed.




student artwork about litteringSummative Assessment

Teachers are:

Assessing end product.

Assessing student in one moment of time.

Rubrics, Checklists, Tests