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3 Minute Assessment Talk (3MAT) – The Differences Between Formative & Summative Assessment

Matthew Gulliford May 23, 2017

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Welcome to the second installment of our 3-Minute Assessment Talk (3MAT) eBook series! Inside each edition, you’ll find a key assessment topic conveniently summarized in bite-sized form that can easily be shared with others in just 3 minutes.

If you haven’t already, download the first eBook, The Differences Between Course Grades & Learning Outcomes Assessment, to start your 3MAT journey off right.

In this second edition, we’ll differentiate formative vs. summative assessment—or what many call “assessment for learning” and “assessment of  learning.” You’ll learn how both methods work together to support and improve teaching and learning, but also how they have very specific and different roles to play.

Download the new eBook below for a great resource on a challenging topic that you’ll make look easy.

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Matthew Gulliford