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Formative Assessment Practice

Formative assessments are Assessments for Learning. Strategies are wide in variety, happen regularly and shift the emphasis from focusing what the teacher is doing to what understanding the student is demonstrating. The instructional inquiry cycle offers a strategic approach to employing regular assessments, making sense of the information and adjusting based on the results.

Benchmark Assessments are designed to provide educators, students and families feedback on standards covered from 2-4 units of study.

What low-inference observations can you make and what implications can you foresee using evidence from the task and student work?

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