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Formative Assessment Tools
What makes formative assessment such a powerful instructional tool? The attributes are a good place to start.

Examples of Formative Assessment in Practice
Read vignettes of formative assessment being practiced in the classroom and see if you can pick out the attributes.

Formative Feedback for Math Problem Solving
The formative feedback approach on these pages suggests ways to give students effective formative feedback on their use of problem solving strategies.
(pdf, 26kb)

FAST Research Resources
A document that summarizes the key findings or points of the most significant research on formative assessment
(pdf, 76kb)

NC FALCON: Helping Students Soar to Success
Information on NC FALCON implementation presented by Mary Russell at the Healthy Schools conference in Hickory, NC on June 21, 2010.
(pdf, 61.1mb)

Attributes of Effective Formative Assessment
A paper prepared by Dr. Sarah McManus for the Formative Assessment for Teachers and Students (FAST) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) that explains the attributes of effective formative assessment
(pdf, 79kb)

Formative Assessment and Learning
Watch formative assessment being practiced in a classroom setting. Dr. Sarah McManus outlines steps in the formative assessment process before the actual practice begins.

NC FALCON Reflections 2009-10 Video
(mov, 34.5mb)