Summative vs. Formative Assessments What’s the difference, anyway? Some like to think of the two as helping one another out – the formative assessments check progress along the way, while the summative assessment serves sort of as the ‘end survey’. While that works as a simplified explanation, there’s much more to it.
Provide students with ongoing assessment opportunities to help you differentiate instruction and improve student achievement. These 18 formative assessment strategy cards will provide quick checks for understanding and reveal evidence of learning. Individual and cooperative assessment tools are included to help keep your students motivated, engaged, and accountable for their own learning.