Glossary Term: Formative Evaluation


Formative evaluation is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by instructors. This is typically implemented during the learning process. The results are used to adapt teaching and learning activities to improve success for the learner.

What is the goal of formative evaluation?

The goal of formative evaluation is to monitor learning to provide ongoing feedback. Instructors use this to improve their teaching, and students to improve their learning. Formative evaluation helps individuals to identify their strengths and weaknesses. It aids in targeting areas that need work.

What is formative evaluation in a project?

A formative evaluation assesses the way your project is unfolding. This will examine what you’re doing, when you’re doing it and how you’re doing it.

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