The Instructional Influence of Interim Assessments: Voices From the Field
This chapter provides a review of the literature on the rationale for the use of data to improve instruction and findings on how interim assessments may be used for formative purposes, how teachers analyze and use interim data, and the factors that influence use. The authors also share the results of two studies on teachers’ use of interim assessment: one a qualitative, focus group study, and the other, a larger sample survey study. The study concludes with the authors’ analysis of the collective findings of the research.
Note that this chapter is part of an edited book, Informing the Practice of Teaching Using Formative and Interim Assessment. For more information about the book, please visit the publisher’s website.