Formative and Summative Evaluation

The resources in this section compare the two, complementary functions of evaluation. Formative evaluation is typically conducted during the development or improvement of a program or course. Summative evaluation involves making judgments about the efficacy of a program or course at its conclusion.

Formative vs. Summative Evaluation (Northern Arizona University)
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/edtech/etc667/proposal/evaluation/summative_vs._f...

Questions Frequently Asked About Student Rating Forms: Summary of Research Findings
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/studentratingfaq.html

Related topics under teaching strategies:

Evaluation of Student Learning, (Testing, Grading, and Feedback)
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/teachings#evaluationoflearning

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/teachings#scholarship

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