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Explore both in-person formative assessments and remote formative assessments, plan to incorporate these into your instruction, and report back on the results.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers and tutors of all levels

Formative assessments are doubly important: they inform the instructor and the learner of the learner's understanding of what is being taught while it is being taught.

Whether formal or informal, formative assessments can—and should be—intentionally planned into lessons and tutoring sessions.

In the first of two Zoom sessions (March 7, 1:00–3:00 pm), explore both in-person and remote formative assessments, and make a plan for trying some of the formative assessments. Share the outcomes and your thoughts and questions at the second session (March 21, 1:00–2:00 pm).

Please note: You cannot access this online course from the SABES website. You will receive an email from, 1–2 days before the start date, with instructions on how to access the course.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purposes of formative assessments (as contrasted with diagnostic and summative assessments)
  • Explain how formative assessments inform both instructors and learners
  • Identify a range of formative assessment practices for both in-person and remote settings
  • Independently plan and try out a formative assessment with a class or learner
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
03/07/2022 - 1:00 pm to 03/07/2022 - 3:00 pm
03/21/2022 - 1:00 pm to 03/21/2022 - 2:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Distance and Blended Learning