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Formative and Summative activities and assessments

Formative and Summative activities and assessments. Formative assessment is designed to help a student learn by “restructuring their understanding/skills and build more powerful ideas and capabilities.”. It is characterised as assessment for learning. It helps learners by giving feedback at an early stage that can influence the future learning process. It is seen as low stakes as it gives students the opportunity to act on any feedback before their final grade. Summative assessment tries to summarise what a learner has learnt at a particular point in time. It contributes to…

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