Why Formative Assessment Makes You Learn Faster

Recent studies in education highlights the impact of formative assessment on students’ learning.

Formative assessment is “a process that takes place continuously during the course of teaching and learning to provide teachers and students with feedback to close the gap between current learning and desired goals” (Heritage, 2010, p. 10).

When implemented in teaching, it begins when the learner and teacher understands the target of the learning. The present performance of the student is determined in relation to the goal. The students and  teacher then take action to move the learner closer towards the goal bringing about progress in their learning. Continue reading “Why Formative Assessment Makes You Learn Faster”