• Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME)

    "Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students' achievement of intended instructional outcomes"
    CCSSO FAST SCASS Austin, Texas October 2006

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Research Related Support Links

  • FAME Presentation at 2012 CCSSO PDF icon
    • At the June 2012 CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment, the MSU research team and Dr. Ellen Vorenkamp, from Wayne RESA and FAME Regional Lead, presented some of the newest research findings from the FAME project.  Click here for the presentation PowerPoint.
  • Summary of 2010-11 FAME Project Research
  • FAME Presentation at 2012 AERA PDF icon
    • A presentation on the Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME) was recently offered at the April 2012 AERA Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. MSU researchers, Dr. Ed Roeber and Dr. Amelia Gotwals, along with doctoral students Dante Cisterna, Tara Kintz, and John Lane, provided data on the impact of teacher learning of the formative assessment process. Click here for the session powerpoint and session paper.
  • Additional Formative Assessment Research by Category PDF icon
    • This document, complied by the Michigan State University research on formative assessment team, is a synthesis of papers outlining findings on formative assessment.
  • FAST Research Resources PDF icon
    • Provided by CCSSO Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST) state collaborative, this document summarizes key ideas of the most significant research on formative assessment.
  • Formative Assessment and Next-Generation Assessment Systems: Are We Losing an Opportunity? PDF icon
    • On November 10, 2010, CCSSO and leading authorities on formative assessment released a new report about the future of student assessment and the development of more effective ways to assess student learning. Click the report title to read this paper. The event was hosted by CCSSO and the Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (FAST SCASS) of which Michigan is a member.

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