Formative Assessment: Guidance for Early Childhood Policymakers
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From the website summary: “This report serves as a guide and framework to early childhood policymakers considering formative assessment, outlining issues for consideration in implementing formative assessment. This guide provides a practical roadmap for decision-makers by offering several key questions to consider in the process of selecting, supporting, and using data to inform and improve instruction.”
This resource is particularly good at outlining what formative assessment should look like in early childhood settings. It addresses the needs and concerns of educators at various levels, from classroom teachers to state policy makers.