Assessment Types Formative, Summative, and Interim

Far Left: Formative, Far Right: Interim, Middle: Summative


Formative: assessments such as exit slips, end of class discussion, question and answer, etc. that monitor day to day progress of student learning

Summative: assessments such as projects, tests, and presentations that verify student knowledge.

Interim: assessments such as quizzes, homework, and discussions that monitor students throughout the learning process.


Formative: teacher observations, monitor student progress, scores may or may not be recorded

Summative: rubric or test grade

Interim: similar to formative

Relationship between the three: Interim and Formative should be used as checkpoints to monitor progress whereas Summative are used as a capstone to measure how well students have learned the material.


Created with images by skeeze - "washington monument memorial historical" • mattcornock - "LT - Quizzes - Continuous Formative Work" • gwhisen - "IMG_1632" • ToGa Wanderings - "Students collaborating and creating for a summative project in my psychology class"

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