formative assessment

How do You Say Formative?

John White | Jan 24, 2023


If there is one thing that education cannot get enough of, it is labels.

Labels help us to define and sort a collection of tasks and materials that allow us to do the most magical things. There are “bellringers” and “exit tickets,” and “quizzes,” but no label has a looser definition than “formative.” Formative means different things to different districts, to different schools, to different departments within schools, even from room-to-room.