The Formative Assessment Process

Developing & Implementing to Increase Student Achievement

What is it?

This professional development series is derived from and supports the Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME) project which commenced in the 2008-09 school year.


It is designed to train K-12 teachers on how to embed a researched-based and proven formative-assessment process into their daily practice.


During this four-day series, teachers will build capacity and a clear understanding of what it means to transform instruction to achieve increased student performance.

What will teachers learn?

How to develop and implement the formative assessment process in their daily practice.


The components of a formative-assessment process which include:

  • learning targets and determining criteria for success
  • aligned planning for student-focused learning
  • effective use of student evidence
  • application of formative-assessment strategies
  • selection and use of appropriate formative-assessment tools
  • effective feedback
  • questioning that fosters metacognition
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Registration Information

Click here to register by Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

A total of 24 SCECHs can be earned by participating in the series. Each session of 6 SCECHs will be submitted to MDE free of charge.

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