Tag Archives: summative assessment

20 psychological principles for teachers #18 Formative & summative assessment

This is #18 in my series on the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching and Learning and the first of three posts examining how to assess students’ progress: “Formative and summative assessments are

Is there a case for summative assessment?

I’ve written a lot on the importance of formative assessment recently and feel pretty clear in my own mind of its efficacy. In contrast I see summative assessment as existing only as

What’s the point of assessment?

Came across an interesting challenge by @purposeducation – #500words campaign, This week the topic is #purposedassess, so here goes… Everyone knows that there’s two different types of assessment, right? There’s summative assessment