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Tool Name
Formative Assessment Project (FAP)

Evaluation Type
Instructional Artifacts

Subject
All Subjects

Grade
All Grades

Use of Evaluation
Formative

URL
http://education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/pgm_assessment/fapp/overview_012709.pdf

Developer
This project was developed by the Vermont Department of Education in collaboration with ETS Keeping Learning on Track.

Product Description
FAP was designed to develop teachers’ capacity to frequently monitor the learning of all students and adjust instruction to better meet their needs. Building on formative assessment research and educator professional development research, FAP uses formative assessment strategies and techniques to help teachers refine the necessary knowledge and skills to teach effectively.

General Target Population Information
FAP is designed for use with all teachers.

Stage of Teacher Development
All Stages

Users
FAP is used in many schools throughout the state of Vermont; it was initially pilot-tested in nine schools. Staff representing 42 schools were trained as of 2008.

Research and Resources

Cole, A., & O'Brien, M. (2007). Formative Assessment Pilot Project (FAPP): Project findings. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Department of Education. Retrieved April 2, 2010, from http://education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/pgm_assessment/fapp/fapp_report_070507.pdf.

Vermont Department of Education. (n.d.). Formative assessment—Assessment for learning, informative assessment, transformative assessment: What are we really talking about and why? (PowerPoint presentation). Montpelier, VT: Author. Retrieved April 2, 2010, from http://www.doe.state.vt.us/new/pdfdoc/pgm_assessment/fapp/powerpoint.pdf.


Cost
This asssessment was developed for the state of Vermont and is not available for commercial use.

Contact Information
Mary Ann Minardo
Education Consultant
Phone: 802-828-5410
Fax: 802-828-6563
E-Mail: maryann.minardo@state.vt.us

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