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Joyner, Jeane M.; Muri, Mari – Math Solutions, 2011
What is formative assessment? Why do we do it and what do students gain? Formative assessment is not a one-time event. It is not the product or end result of a set of well-defined steps. Rather, formative assessment is a process identified in this resource as INFORMative assessment when it is a collection of strategies that engage teachers and…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Inferences
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results…
Descriptors: Homework, Undergraduate Students, Substance Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education