“ Formative assessment is not a test. Rather, it is an ongoing process in which teachers use test-elicited evidence to adjust their instruction or students use it to adjust their learning tactics .” Jim Popham
FOCUS F - Formulate a plan. - Disaggregate student performance data. O - Optimize time by preparing and following a timeline. - Plan the instructional calendar. C - Concentrate on teaching standards and collaborate with the instructional team. - Teach the instructional focus in the classroom. U - Utilize assessments at short, frequent intervals. - Conduct frequent student assessments, maintain and monitor the teaching and learning process. S - Sustain learning with tutorial, enrichment, and maintenance activities. – Provide tutorials for re-teaching or enrichment for objectives that have been mastered. Anderson , G., & Davenport, P. FOCUS on student achievement: Integrated system for improving student performance, p.8.