Online K-12 Teacher License Renewal Courses

Formative Assessment (5 Hours)

Formative Assessment (5 Hours)

Is your school moving in the right direction?

Can you tell if students are learning – how can you tell?

Three years ago Brian Creasman  became principal of a “low performing” high school and was confronted with these two questions. A high school classified as “low performing” obviously is not a title any teacher, administrator, student or parent wants for their school.

Out of everything (curriculum alignment, effective instructional strategies, etc.) Mr. Creasman learned that for an assessment to be effective, it should also be formative. Keep in mind that effective formative assessments result in instruction that meets the needs of each student. Formative assessments allow teachers to respond to the needs of the student quickly, however more importantly it allows the student to shape instruction (both a student-centered and teacher-driven education model).

The formative assessment program there continues and is constantly changing for the better. Once you have a well planned formative assessment program in place, your school will also see:

  1. A change in the culture within classrooms
  2. Concise communication of learning goals
  3. Varied effective instructional methods
  4. A new understanding for student learning
  5. Improved student engagement with targeted student feedback
  6. An increase in student learning!

Take the next step. Learn about and implement formative assessments in your school to discover and demonstrate for yourself, your students and your community what  happens when a school moves in this direction and you know students are truly learning.

Online self-study PD courses help teachers complete continuing education requirements.

  • Start ANY Time
  • All ONLINE 24x7
  • No Textbook Needed
  • Includes ALL Content
  • Complete ANY Time over 5 years
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion

  • Super helpful information! Great that you defined the difference between Formative and Summative Assessment, and gave examples of each. Good review and build upon knowledge with emphasis on aligning to Standards and Learning and not grades!
    Montana L.
  • Thank you - I enjoyed the course, good information - nice to review the difference between summative and formative assessments. Need to use more formative in our classrooms.
    Elizabeth H.
  • Formative assessment is helping the student adjust their own learning to reach the desired goals. Thank you.
    Renee F.
  • Great lesson on what Formative assessment is compared with summative assessment!
    Michael K.
  • Finally, formative assessments are easily explained. Thank you. Your information on Rubrics was amazing. Thank you for the Rubric explanation.
    Lisa L
  • This was a wonderful experience!! I loved the course - the content, the ease of access, the flexibility to complete the requirements on my own time, and the length of the course (5 hours was perfect - not too short as to not develop an enhanced understanding of the content but not too long as to take an inordinate amount of time). I will definitely be completing additional courses!
    Melissa M.
  • The Formative Assessment course was one of the best PLB courses I completed (and I have taken about 20 courses). It was very informative and to the point. I especially liked the pre-test. It was obviously setting an example and it helped me to understand the concept and benefit of formative assessment. Well done!
    Rita P.
  • This was an insightful and timely course -- reflecting the latest thinking in educational best practices. The course illustrates that, for educators, there is much more to PROPER formative assessment, than meets the eye!
    Richard H.
  • I really enjoyed this class! I learned a lot, and I loved the online, self-guided format. I would definitely recommend this class to others.
    Casey C.
  • This was very informative and convenient for me. Thanks!
    Megan R,
  • Many thanks to you! I learned a great deal. The course proved excellent!
    Joy W.
  • Thank you, it was a simple easy way to acquire a quick knowledge on the topic of Formative assessment.
    Debra K.
Back to shopping

$39 for 5 Hours
1 Certificate
5 Year Access

Select Online Courses

Your Cart

Your cart is empty. Click here to continue shopping.


Arizona Courses

Professional Learning Board, LLC BBB Business Review

Back to Top