Formative assessments are informal classroom assessments that inform teaching and learning. This webinar explores practical and powerful formative assessments tailored specifically for the ELA classroom in ABE. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE and ASE ELA teachers and tutors of all levels and experience

Whether they are formal or informal, formative assessments can—and should—be intentionally planned into lessons that target reading, writing, speaking, listening, and/or language skills. But how might formative assessments be efficiently incorporated into ELA lessons in ways that give learners more control over their own learning and help you as the instructor know where to head next? 

Expand your repertoire of practical and powerful formative assessments and learn how to match them with your ELA learning objectives. 

You will receive 2 PD hours in LACES upon completion of this session.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke, of the ELA PD Center, 1–2 days before the session with instructions on how to access the Zoom session.

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke at zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

The Massachusetts Professional Standards for Adult Basic Education addressed in this course is P2: Assessment.

    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 ELA instructors and adult learners
  • Apply a range of ELA formative assessment practices for both in-person and remote settings
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
02/27/2024 - 1:00 pm to 02/27/2024 - 3:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Curriculum Development
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)