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 4: Provide Clear, Concise Instructions, and Positive Encouragement
Guideline: Each formative assessment is a learning tool for the teacher and student. The teacher learns how well students are grasping the lesson being taught, and the students learn how well they understand what is being taught. As an informal process, the teacher must ensure directions, instructions, and/or guidance associated with each assessment are delivered in a concise, easy-to-understand manner.