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ERIC Number: EJ923473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Hitting the Reset Button: Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction
Dirksen, Debra J.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n7 p26-31 Apr 2011
Using formative assessment gives students a second chance to learn material they didn't master the first time around. It lets failure become a learning experience rather than something to fear. Several types of formative assessment are discussed, including how to use summative assessments formatively. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A