Formative Assessments

May 14th, 2015
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Formative assessments are the type of assessments where the teacher provides ongoing feedback to the students to improve their learning and to analyze their own teaching skills.

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Formative AssessmentsFormative assessmentsFormative assessments are the type of assessments where the teacher provides ongoing feedback to the students to improve their learning and to analyze their own teaching skills. Contrary to summative assessments which are used to analyze the learning and academic progress of a student at the end of a class or the course by conducting tests or giving assignments, Formative assessments checks progress of the students along the way by asking questions or writing assessments. Many people now believe that formative assessments are not used effectively and hence do not provide the desired results. Some of the reasons why formative assessments may not be widely used anymore in the class are as follows:The first issue is that there is a disagreement between whether or not the formative assessments should be graded, it is argued that the main purpose of the formative assessment is to improve the ongoing learning of the students and hence should not be upgraded and grading the assignment would turn it into a summative assessment and the whole reason to take the formative assessment would disappear. To overcome this kind of hurdle as

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