Supporting Formative Assessment for Deeper Learning: A Primer for Policymakers

By Robert Linquanti


Effective formative assessment is essential to successfully implementing new college and career readiness standards. Yet it is the least recognized dimension of a balanced and comprehensive assessment system, and state and local policymakers have a vital role to play in supporting it.

What is formative assessment, how does it work in practice, and how can policymakers support it to foster powerful pedagogy and 21st-century competencies? Download this free primer.

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Copyright: 2014
Format: PDF
Pages: 14
Publisher: Council of Chief State School Officers