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.
Use this FREE Fist to Five poster to introduce a quick check formative assessment to your students. Simply display the poster in your classroom, explain what each hand signal represents, and use frequently to reflect on lessons.