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Why self assessments improve learning

Why self assessments improve learning

Summative assessment measures how much students have learned up to a particular point in time, generally to meet some standard. Examples include final exams in university courses, or professional certifications. While those serve important needs in testing, their results are intended for someone other than the person taking the exam. Think: grades.

In contrast, formative assessment gives feedback during testing. It’s considered part of the learning experience, and need not be graded. Questions are constructed such that if you understand the material, the answers are quick. On the other hand, if you’re struggling with a subject, you’ll need to spend much more time working through the questions.”




Posted on: May 13, 2017, 1:55 pm Category: Uncategorized