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)

Questions Frequently Asked About Student Rating Forms: Summary of Research Findings

Related topics under teaching strategies:

Evaluation of Student Learning, (Testing, Grading, and Feedback)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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