Department of Assessment, Translation, and Accountability

DATA supports educators’ engagement in continuous cycles of inquiry around the analysis of formative, interim, and summative assessments to improve student learning.

Formative Assessment

A collection of formal and informal processes used to gather evidence for the purpose of improving student learning—provides teachers and students with continuous, real-time information that informs and supports instruction.

Interim Assessment

Interim assessments are intended to capture students’ understanding and knowledge so that instructional action can be taken before a state test is given.

Summative Assessment

Generally, educators administer a summative assessment near the end of an instructional unit to help them answer the question, “What did students learn?”

Academic Discourse & Standards for Mathematical Practice

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Department of Assessment, Translation, and Accountability Was Last Modified: October 9, 2019