As practice, formative assessment gives both teachers and students the feedback necessary to identify knowledge gaps and move students forward in their learning. Working in partnership with Michigan-based educators, our specialists are training coaches and teachers to embed formative assessment practices in schools throughout the state.
In the months following Measured Progress's initial training, coaches and learning teams directed their own monthly, site-based meetings focused on implementing classroom formative assessment strategies. Seventy-three percent of participants indicated that their modification of classroom assessment was moderately to significantly successful.
Over the years, the program has scaled up. In 2008, Measured Progress first trained 30 Michigan coaches and 125 teachers/administrators. This year, 100 coaches and 600 to 800 teachers and administrators participate in the program, which affects thousands of students.