Primary : Assessment

There are two types of assessment, Formative assessment and summative assessment. Formative assessment is ongoing takes place all of the time, not always formal, does not always involve writing - may be verbal. Formative assessment is to improve learning, to provide feedback, reflection, to raise confidence, to focus on individual needs, to support student learning. Summative assessment is a process of assessment that is taken at the end of a unit of work or learning sessions, usually has formal feedback (rubric, checklist, continuum etc) find out what the children have learned - will include knowledge, skills, attitudes, conceptual understandings and sometimes the action taken.