This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase is an online resource for state departments of education to use as part of their professional development efforts with districts and schools. Organized around five elements, it brings together concepts, how-to guidance, tools, and resources about classroom assessment.
Task 1: Identify the Types of Formative Assessment
Guideline: Many types of formative assessments are available for use in the classroom. Examples include question and answer sessions related to the lesson, short tests and quizzes, projects, skills assessments, observation of performance and simulations. The teacher's task is to understand how to use each approach effectively within the context of a specific lesson plan.