What is the difference between summative and formative assessment?
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.
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In this edition, we answer the burning question: "What is the difference between formative and summative assessment (or what many call “assessment for learning” vs. “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.