Registration Reminder: Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL): Formative Assessment Formative Assessment

A reminder that there are openings in the Mathmatics section of the Formative Assessment online course, September 8?29, 2015.

***Registration closes on September 1, 2015.***


Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL): Formative Assessment Formative assessment refers to both the formal and informal processes that teachers and students use collaboratively to gather evidence of student learning for the purpose of improving learning. Formative assessment occurs while the learning is taking place, as opposed to a summative assessment that typically occurs at the end of a learning unit or course to determine what a student has learned. Formative assessment is a process, not a one-time event; it is assessment for learning, rather than assessment of learning, as with summative assessment. You can expect to complete this course in approximately 6 hours as you explore strategies for conducting informal and ongoing assessments of your adult education students? progress and use that information to adjust your teaching to ensure that all students learn.

Course Dates: September 8-29, 2015

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2015

Course Registration:

LINCS Learning Portal Registration: If you do not have a user account for the LINCS Learning Portal, please create one before you register for the course.

Go to:  create an account.

Instructors: Writing: Peggy McGuire   Math: Amy Vickers

Online Course Format: facilitated, asynchronous

Estimated Completion Time: approximately 2 hours per week; 6 hours total CEH

Expectations for the Course: Participants are expected to read and post at least once in each of the course discussion forums; submit the required journal activities; watch recorded presentations; read the background readings and resource pages of the course; set a goal for their professional growth; and complete assignments and the final evaluation. Participants must successfully complete course requirements to receive a certificate of completion.

Contact: Kaye Beall, LINCS RPDC1 Director,