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Taking a Formative Assessment Stance

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Much attention has been paid to the big high-stakes assessments that are raising blood pressure across the country—but there’s another kind of assessment that gets used even more in successful classrooms, and it’s worthy of both attention and advocacy.

“Fund research, professional learning, and teacher preparation to support formative assessment that enacts and informs instruction and that gives teachers, students, and parents information about progress toward literacy learning.”  — 2015 NCTE Education Policy Platform