Module 3C Commentary: Alternative Assessment

Module 3C. Traditional and Alternative Assessments

“Hello classmates! Could you please enlighten me a bit between Formative and Alternative Assessments. I am quite confused. Are they similar or different at all?”

 -by Marissa Gascon – Sunday, 28 June 2015, 9:29 AM


Another one, needing clarification, and I’m happy to help.

Simply put, if alternative assessments (non-traditional) are used to guide and improve instruction and learning, then they are formative.

Alternative assessment can be used in a formative way (informs instruction and learning) or in a summative way (certifies learning).


EDS 113 Module 3C: Traditional and Alternative Assessments. Retrieved from


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