Assessment is such an overarching concept. Regardless of the subject matter (Business Ed, English, Foreign Language, etc…) assessment will be a key component of the student’s and teacher’s experience.
So it is very important to get firmly grounded in the types of assessment, especially the difference between formative and summative assessment.
Key Concept: The first big difference is when the assessment takes place in a student’s learning process. Formative assessment/evaluation is an ongoing activity. Formative assessment/evaluation takes place during the learning process.
Summative assessment/evaluation takes place at the end of an instructional segment (concept, unit, semester, course).
Your resources for the week do an excellent deep dive on assessment so read/reread/bookmark them.
Please post questions/needs for clarification to the “Questions” forum.
Image Source: Couros, G. (2015, November 23). Do we imply finality in the term “summative assessment”? Blog Post. Available online at this link: https://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5812