Classroom assessments represented a nearly $1.6 billion market in 2017, and that market is expected to grow by 30 percent through 2020. In fact, classroom assessment now makes up a majority of the testing market, surpassing state testing.

The benefit of formative assessments

Formative assessments are one of the most widely used types of classroom assessments. A key benefit is that formative assessment practices have the potential to increase student learning. With formative assessments, teachers check for students’ understanding during instruction—rather than at the end of a unit or course—and then adjust their instruction accordingly.

Digital assessments, which are quickly...

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  • About the Author:

    Brian Sharp has 20 years of experience in senior management positions with edtech companies. He is the chief executive officer of SmartEdTech, a mobile-learning platform that gives preK-12 educators the ability to more easily establish an individualized mobile learning experience for students.