The Power of Talk in Developing Children’s Higher Order Thinking Skills
What’s the difference between formative and summative assessment? According to Kat Schofield, you can relate the 2 neatly to Steven Covey’s ‘circle of influence’ and ‘circle of concern’.
As a teacher, summative assessment (by which we mean the SATs) is outside your circle of influence, firmly in the circle of concern: something you need to be aware of, but not something you can change. Formative assessment, however, is where you can be proactive: that lies within the circle of influence, and this is the area in which you can be creative and take action.