ELM- 555: TOPIC 2 DISCUSSION 1 - Difference between Summative and Formative Assessments 


Explain the difference between summative assessment and formative assessment. When and how should teachers use each type of assessment? Provide two specific examples.



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ELM- 555: TOPIC 2 DISCUSSION 2 - Using Feedback from Pre - and  Formative Assessments to Form Instructional Decisions



Teachers can perform quick formative assessments during a lesson and the students’ feedback can determine what they do not understand, what to modify, and what can lead to follow-up questions. How would you use feedback from students during pre-and formative assessments to inform instructional decisions?









Assessment Description

There are various assessment strategies. One strategy, questioning, gives insight into students’ understandings and misconceptions and adjusts instruction accordingly. Assessing students before, during, and after instruction guides the teacher in how to modify and adjust instruction to meet the various learning needs of students. Teachers should use a variety of assessment strategies.

Part 1: Assessment Table

Using the math and ELA standards and learning objectives that you created in Topic 1, you will complete the “Assessment Table” graphic organizer that identifies two pre-assessment questions (assessing students’ prior knowledge), two formative assessment questions (assessing students’ progress), and an example of a summative assessment that aligns to the selected content standard.

Part 2: Reflection

In 250-500 words, summarize and explain your reasoning for choosing the formative assessments, questions, and summative assessment. Include responses to the following:

How do the assessments align to the learning objectives and standards?
Discuss the importance and purpose of multiple forms of assessments, and how the assessments inform instruction.
Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly sources.

Submit the “Assessment Table” and reflection as one deliverable.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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