Summative and Formative Assessment

I thought this would be a good time to do some more research on ways to broaden my understanding of these two forms of assessment

Summative Assessment

Summative assessment (or summative evaluation) refers to theassessment of participants where the focus is on the outcome of a program. This contrasts with formative assessment, which summarizes the participants’ development at a particular time.


I found a deeper explanation then above and even found some examples on this webpage. 

Formative Assessment –

Formative assessment, including diagnostic testing, is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment.


I found on this website more information about Formative Assessment and examples of formative assessment


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s