Summative vs. Formative Assessments What’s the difference, anyway? Some like to think of the two as helping one another out – the formative assessments check progress along the way, while the summative assessment serves sort of as the ‘end survey’. While that works as a simplified explanation, there’s much more to it.
Using visual cues to check understanding of students who don't like to appear needy in the classroom surrounded by their peers. As an entire class, this is a strategy that you can use to see if retracting is necessary.