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Cultivate Interactivity in Your Classroom With the Formative Assessment Feedback Loop

[fa icon="calendar"] September, 2015 / by Press Room

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Experts agree that formative assessment practices significantly improve student learning and help close the achievement gap. We want to support your efforts to take action with data and help your building leaders, teachers, and ultimately students get the most out of formative assessment.

By incorporating Measured Progress COMMON CORETM Assessments into your instruction, you can increase impact on teaching and learning. With our rigorous items and assessments, built directly to the Common Core, teachers and students can connect assessment, data, and instruction—and reach deeper levels of engagementwith the formative assessment process.

The formative assessment feedback loop involves perpetual and consistent interaction between teachers and students, with the ultimate goal being a metacognitive approach to teaching and learning. Both students and teachers monitor learning progress and are involved in the process of data collection and analysis—a focus for student learning in Common Core mathematics at every grade level. In this loop, learning is always unfolding, and the process of gathering and analyzing evidence is ongoing.

Engaging students in ownership of their own learning through formative assessment can lead to an increase in motivation and can foster a growth mind-set, as shown below.

Formative Assessment Feedback Process


For students to become more successful on summative assessments, they need to develop perseverance, sustained effort, and focus, as math and reading/ELA content and rigor increase over time. Measured Progress Common Core Assessments can help.


Topics: Classroom Assessment, Common Core, Assessment Literacy, Formative Assessment

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