Journal article

Making formative assessment feasible: A collaborative approach supporting grant funded projects

A Gullickson, HF Al-Nawab

Evaluation Journal of Australasia | Australasian Evaluation Society | Published : 2017

Abstract

Formative assessment is a means of unlocking the ‘black box’ of an intervention to explore and understand cause and effect, and is, therefore, vital for improvements that lead to success. However, most funders focus on summative evaluation, and projects with limited resources struggle to meet that requirement, leaving formative investigations ideal, but infeasible. Yet, formative assessment is essential when conducting an intervention that must create results with a small budget. This paper discusses the Formative Assessment Systems for Advanced Technological Education (FAS4ATE) project, which used a high level, theory based participatory approach to address these issues in small grant funde..

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