This article asserts that flexible assessment plays a central role in successful education. Flexible assessment includes careful attention to each child's productions, close observation of their behavior, and flexible interviewing of individual children.
Overview of Formative Assessments
The use of classroom activities and teacher- and peer-interactions to assess children’s understanding
Providing individual children with instruction that matches their readiness to learn that material
Monitoring children’s progress to better understand how to support their development
Collections of children’s work, observations, and notes/checklists that provide information on children’s ongoing development