Edu. 381 Curriculum & Instructional Design Week 4 DQ1


Formative and Summative Assessments


Assessment is the process of collecting information to find out what students are learning. As we have examined different instructional models throughout this course we have learned about evaluating instructional objectives. Read the observation notes from Dr. Zwijac located in section 5.5 in your textbook and answer questions 2, 5, and 6 (bulleted below). Keep in mind you will need to read the entire chapter to be able to apply the principles therein to end of chapter discussion questions.



  • Help Ingrid to understand how the district’s CFA can assist her instructional efforts. Given her current second-quarter goals, offer one suggestion for an appropriate formative assessment strategy in Language Arts and in Math.
  • What advice would you give Melanie for developing assessments for learning that encourage and bring smiles to her kindergartners?
  • Discuss how and why formative assessment is considered assessment for learning, and why summative assessments are considered assessment of learning. What advice would you give these teachers to help them consider the advantages of each?



Refer to Chapter 4, and 5 of your text, additional resources and your own insights/experiences.




Book: Hansen, C. B., Buczynski, S., and Pucket K., S. (2015). Curriculum and Instruction for thr 21st century. Bridgepoint Education.




Please make sure to use textual evidence to support the DQ. If you have any questions in regards to this DQ please feel free to ask me. Thank You!


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