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 2: Understand the Rationale for Formative Assessment
Guideline: To be willing practitioners of ongoing formative assessment, district and school staff members must grasp the rationale for including the tool as part of the assessment process. Possessing this understanding enables the staff members to embrace, apply, and speak knowledgeably about formative assessment.