Institute for Inquiry
Enhancing Inquiry through Formative Assessment
Wynne Harlen
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry
2003
monograph, 46 pages
ISBN 0-943451-57-4

This monograph sets out research evidence and theoretical points supporting the claim that effective formative assessment can raise student achievement. Compelling research results are presented indicating that the practice of formative assessment may be the most significant single factor in raising the academic achievement of all students—and especially that of lower-achieving students.


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