Formative Assessment Practices with Benchmark Testing: Phase 1 & 2
Phase 1: by Lisa Abrams, PhD, Angela P. Wetzel, and James McMillan, PhD (July 2010)
Phase 2: by Lisa Abrams, PhD, Divya Varier, MERC Research Assistant, and James McMillan, PhD (2012)
As School districts respond to test-based accountability requirements the emphasis on using data to drive decision making has most recently focused on using interim or benchmark assessment results. The use of these assessments to monitor student progress and inform instruction with the aim to improve learning is widespread.