Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is an ongoing process that involves gathering feedback on students' learning to inform instruction and support progress. Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates learning at the end of a period, formative assessment occurs during the learning process. It includes activities such as quizzes, peer reviews, class discussions, and observation. The primary purpose of formative assessment is to identify areas where students need improvement, provide timely feedback, and adjust teaching strategies to enhance learning outcomes. Formative assessment helps create a responsive and supportive learning environment that promotes continuous growth.