Assessment Types and Implementation

Each type of assessment – formative, interim, and summative – plays an important role in a comprehensive assessment system. Done well, assessments can provide instructional value directly to students and teachers, as well as critical data for administrators. The key to success is upfront planning.

ASSESSMENT TYPES BREAKDOWN

What’s the difference between formative, interim and summative assessment? Download our breakdown of the three assessment types:

For more information on writing benchmarks and how to use them effectively, check out our resource: Writing Benchmarks: The Ultimate Guide

ASSESSMENT PLANNING TIMELINE

Giving yourself ample time to plan makes the actual process of assessment implementation much easier. Follow this five-step process and recommended timeline for your district or school to be prepared to roll out an assessment program next school year.

ASSESSMENT DELIVERY TIMELINE

Each type of assessment – formative, interim, and summative – plays an important role in a comprehensive assessment system. Done well, assessments can provide instructional value directly to students and teachers, as well as critical data for administrators. The key to success is upfront planning. Here is what highly effective assessment design can look like, dedicating time for assessment delivery, feedback cycles, and analysis throughout the school year

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