Special educator weighs in on formative, summative assessments

11/30/2011 | CEC's Reality 101 blog

A special-education teacher in a blog post questions the use of common formative assessments for his students with special needs. The CFAs often have at least 50 multiple-choice questions and are not effective for students who require special accommodations, he writes. Although, he sees value in summative assessments, he advocates for the development of modified tests that combine elements of both types.

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