One of the hardest things to convince people, especially ‘old school’ educators and some ‘old school’ parents is the important role of formative assessments. Understanding Formative assessment means knowing both what it is, and why it is important.
There is a place where teachers gather…well cyber-gather. They read two novels and vote on which will move on to the next round. This is the quarter finals, and another novel has fallen and one will rise again. To follow the exciting literary adventures visit the Mighty Smackdown. 🙂
For my friends who feel strongly about the issue…here is the explanation