Assessment data is one piece of the puzzle that gives leaders, researchers, educators, and parents a more complete picture of students’ academic success.
But assessment conversations can be confusing. Assessments are not interchangeable and each type can provide different insights. In education, a smartly designed assessment system will consist of three main types of assessments—formative, interim, and summative.
You shouldn’t have to be an assessment expert to understand the different types of assessments and what they tell you. The Guide to Assessments (For Non-Assessment Experts) breaks down each type of assessment and dives into the ways stakeholders can use each of these tools to support student learning.