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Richard J. Stiggins, an advocate of classroom assessments in the service of learning, identifies common misunderstandings about formative assessment.
Experts warn against grading formative assessments, but teachers sometimes worry that students won't take the tasks seriously any other way.
PARCC and Smarter Balanced have formative assessments that enable teachers to see if students 'get it' long before the tests.
In a growing number of schools, student self-assessments are just another part of the formative-learning process.
In the Grand Canyon state, teachers are getting a leg up from the state in their efforts to improve the on-the-spot assessments and instructional decisions they make in the classroom.
In Denver and elsewhere, learning progressions offer one tool teachers can use in the formative-assessment process.
Education-technology tools have made it easier for teachers to keep tabs on students' understanding.
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
Discord in Jefferson County over performance pay for teachers and other controversial measures leads to voters' support of recall of three conservative board members.