Assessment Formative and Summative

Yorkville CUSD 115 believes that grades should provide an accurate picture of student content knowledge and skills and should exclude academic behaviors. Only summative assessments that demonstrate student mastery of academic content are used to report student mastery of content.

Formative

Formative Assessments

Ongoing checks for understanding that are used to inform and guide instruction and provide useful feedback on how students are progressing. Formative assessments should be used to determine student progress towards mastery and are not factored into a student’s grade.ongoing checks for understanding that are used to inform and guide instruction and provide useful feedback on how students are progressing. Formative assessments should be used to determine student progress towards mastery and are not factored into a student’s grade.

Examples Include:

worksheets, graphic organizers, exit slips, quizzes, written work, teacher observations, center work, guided work with the teacher, learning activities

Summative

Summative Assessments

A way to evaluate student learning in accordance to their mastery of outcomes, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period—typically at the end of a project, unit, course, semester, program, or school year.

Examples Include:

local outcome assessments (tests or quizzes), projects, labs, written work, presentations, other work providing students an opportunity to demonstrate mastery

Home Connection

How to help your child:

* Focus less on grades and more on a growth mindset by encouraging practice.

* Review feedback on assignments at home with your child.

* Ask your child specific questions about their learning goals and where they are falling in regards to mastering the topic.

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