What is a Formative Assessment?

A formative assessment is a formal assessment, as opposed to an informal assessment. A typical test is a formative assessment, because it is administered in a formal, standardized way (i.e., ‘Student must answer six out of ten questions correctly in order to achieve the minimum passing grade’). In an informal assessment, a teacher might simply walk around the classroom and see that all students are drawing the correct shapes, etc. To find more information click here: