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This module introduces teachers to the FaSMEd framework, and focuses in on the technology aspect of the framework. It begins with some general questions about what technology is and what role technology has, or can have, in formative assessment. It then addresses the three key aspects of technology for formative assessment within the FaSMEd framework:

  • Sending and displaying (e.g. sending work to students to complete before or during a lesson)
  • Processing and analysing (e.g. using voting software and using software to provide immediate feedback)
  • Providing an interactive environment (e.g. self-assessment, using GeoGebra)

Time: approximately two hours


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Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University