Formative assessment is the process of formal and informal evaluation conducted during the learning process in order to modify the instructional process to improve student achievement. Feedback given as part of formative assessment also helps students become aware of any gaps that exists between their desired goal and their current skill, and guides them through actions required for successful learning. There are many activities for formative assessment, including informal quizzes, homework, in class discussions, writing prompts and others. There are varieties of formative assessment tools available that assist in the evaluating mastery of course material and providing effective feedback.
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