Formative assessment is a critical key to improving learning and can be used effectively with English learners who come to the classroom with different strengths and assets. What is formative assessment? How and why does it work?
Formative assessment refers to a range of practices used to obtain evidence of learning to inform ongoing instruction and to provide English learners opportunities to develop language competencies and learn academic content simultaneously. These practices help teachers and students determine the next steps to keep content and language learning moving forward.