Assessment for learning

Support learning by checking if students are making progress toward objectives during the learning process.


Assessment of learning checks to see if the learner has met the required objectives, while assessment for learning checks to see if a learner is making progress towards meeting those objectives during the learning process. One is for accountability, while the other is used to support learning. Assessment for learning can build student confidence and increase understanding.

How it works with TurningPoint

TurningPoint offers a range of features to help instructors incorporate assessment for learning into their lessons.

Poll frequently

Check for understanding with interactive questions throughout the lesson, and adjust instruction based on student responses.

Encourage learning

Uncheck “Show Results” when there is potential for a large percentage of incorrect responses during a pre-test that may lead to discouragement.

Collect valuable data

Improve teaching with individual reports that show a detailed analysis of participant work.

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