Diagnostic, Formative, and Summative, Oh My!
Why so many assessments? Sometimes, it seems like all we’re doing is assessing our students. This is especially true during testing seasons (fall, winter, spring), and it can be overwhelming for students and teachers. There are many schools of thought in regards to assessment, but my goal here is to help simplify the three main types of assessments. Each type of assessment serves a very different purpose, and the more we understand the purpose of an assessment, the better we can use the