Formative Assessment: Giving Feedback (And Receiving It, Too!)

Formative assessment provides feedback to students on their learning achievements, by encouraging them to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in knowledge. It is also used by instructors to make adjustments to their instruction so that unclear points can be clarified before exams or other forms of summative assessments. This workshop provides an overview of several specific strategies that can be used in all courses.