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Formative assessment

Parent term: Assessment

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Assessment that takes place at regular intervals during a course, with feedback provided along the way to help improve the student’s performance.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
A range of formal, non-formal and informal ongoing assessment procedures used to focus teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment, or which are required for the purpose of a year mark.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa




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page date 2014-07-24

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