Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning

Findings on Engaging Teachers and Students in Formative Assessment


The research summarized in this brief describes a professional development (PD) model that emphasizes the roles of both teachers and students in formative assessment (FA) with the primary goal of helping students become self-regulated learners. This PD program helped strengthen teachers’ knowledge of FA and was associated with increases in the number of teachers implementing FA, including practices that allow for greater student participation.