NEW TOOL: How teachers can develop formative assessments that fit a three-dimensional view of science learning

Posted on January 09, 2016

Learning any complex subject matter or practice is aided when the learner receives timely, quality feedback about how they should refine their understanding. This is what makes formative assessment such a powerful part of a teacher's day-to-day practice. Over the coming months we will be posting a series of STEM Teaching Tools on formative assessment. This new brief kicks off the series by highlighting what formative assessment looks like given the three-dimensional view of learning in the Next Generation Science Standards. We think it is a great starting place for thinking about how classroom assessments can guide the learning process of students with respect to this new vision. We want to thank Erin Furtak, Marian Pasquale, and Rachel Aazzerah for pulling it together.