The Power of Evidence Use in Formative Assessment
Using evidence to guide student learning requires a clear idea of the intended learning and a vision of what it looks like when learning is achieved. It is often said that formative assessment provides students with the skills and mindsets to learn how to learn. But what does that really look like for students and teachers? This brief discusses how the process of eliciting, interpreting, and responding to evidence of student learning creates the conditions for teachers and students to shift their conception of learning itself to be one that arises out of and promotes collective knowledge.