Adapted from a conference paper given at the SUNY Conference on Writing, this webinar will provide a brief overview of the concept of formative assessment as articulated in recent scholarship. This overview will help demonstrate how writing instruction lends itself to the incorporation of formative assessment and may also reveal the ways in which writing instructors already engage in a number of formative assessment practices. The co-presenters will also share tips and experiences using formative assessment in their own classrooms as instructors of college-level writing courses as well as offer options to Baseline users for engaging in formative assessment through the Student Response System.

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