Definitions for "Formative evaluation"
Evaluation geared toward improving programming and services.
Evaluation that occurs throughout a training period or instructional unit
A type of process evaluation of new programs or services that focus on collecting data on program operations so that needed changes or modifications can be made to the program in the early stages. Formative evaluations are used to provide feedback to staff about the program components that are working and those that need to be changed.
occurs during instruction, establishes whether or not student has achieved sufficient mastery of skills, establishes whether further instruction is needed in specific areas, concerned with student's attitudes, helps determine what adjustments to instruction are needed, based on continuous informal assessment.