Formative assessment is the lived, daily embodiment of a teacher's desire to refine practice based on a keener understanding of current levels of student performance, undergirded by the teacher's knowledge of possible paths of student development. (from the NCTE Position Statement "Formative Assessment that Truly Informs Instruction")
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Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment
"Knowing Better: Examining Assessment"
English Journal, September 2013
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Supporting Adolescent Readers through Classroom-based Assessment (On Demand) (On Demand Web Seminar)
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Formative Assessment that Truly Informs Instruction
NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment
Framing Statements on Assessment
NCTE Position Statement on Machine Scoring
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