Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students' understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, these types of assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know, what they need to know, and what type of instructional interventions are effective.
Fisher (language and literacy education, San Diego U.) and Frey (literacy, San Diego State U.) outline how to increase students' understanding of material through creative formative assessments, such as using oral language, questions, interactive writing, projects and performances, tests, and common assessments and consensus scoring. Examples by students are given. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)