Formative assessments are ongoing and assessed during regular 1:1 reading/writing conferences with each learner. Through a learner's formative work, much of which is recorded in a reader's & writer's digital notebook, the learner demonstrates readiness for a summative assessment.
Equal to 10% of your final grade for a marking period, formative assessments are a gateway to the summative assessments which demonstrate competency. Learners must demonstrate the authenticity and originality of their formative work before starting a summative assessment.
Formative Assessments include but are not limited to:
Reader' & Writer's Digital Notebook (viewing journal responses, nature journal responses, prompt responses, research development, brainstorming, thesis development, early drafting, reader's responses, prompt responses etc. ...)
Summer Reading Responses (honors courses only)
Running records of formal academic discourse (including discussion boards)
Recorded book group discussions