Step 4: Formative Assessment

  • A formative assessment* occurs mid-cycle provides feedback that informs an educator’s practice, showing where s/he stands relative to standards and goals, and what s/he can work on next. The formative assessment and the summative evaluation use the same format in the Educator Development and Feedback System. A formative assessment can be used to change an educator to a more or less directed plan if concerns have emerged or performance has improved significantly.

    *Note: For two-year plans, the mid-point assessment is referred to as a formative evaluation and happens at the end of the first year. However, all elements of this process remain the same.

    Formative Assessment Resources: 

    Criteria for Writing Strong Evaluations  NEW!
    Outlines the best practices for the components and quality indicators for writing evaluations and links to examples and further guidance. 
    A presentation that gives and overview of the formative process and requirement on EDFS. 
     A formative assessment example with an Unsatisfactory rating.            
    Formative Assessment Example 2: Needs Improvement
    A formative assessment example with a Needs Improvement rating.
    A formative assessment example with a Needs Improvement rating that incorporates the CSI model taught in the Observation and Feedback Course
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