Formative assessment refers to the pedagogical process that measures students’ progress during a learning journey. It is conducted periodically to optimize teaching methods, strategies, and resources.
These assessments take place during the learning process, measuring student progress in real time and identifying areas for improvement. They are facilitated through interactions between the instructor and their audience.
During these interactions, instructors adopt a receptive and flexible attitude to cater to students’ needs, supporting the learning process with resources and tools for learning reinforcement.
They can be conducted using:
These assessments are conducted at the end of the teaching process and aim to reinforce previously acquired knowledge. They allow the audience to address specific doubts and enhance learning outcomes.
Some applications include:
This type of assessment aims to determine the scope of a training program and adapt its content accordingly. For instance, if learners achieved good results in a training module, more complex topics can be explored. In contrast, if students face difficulties, the training can be adjusted to address learning needs and contribute to more effective outcomes.
Common applications include:
Formative assessment has a positive impact on the training processes in many ways. On the one hand, it helps instructors understand students’ needs, and on the other, students can identify their strengths and the areas that need reinforcement for themselves, encouraging autonomy in the learning process.
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