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formative assessment

  

      n   ongoing assessment of a pupil's educational development within a particular subject area  
   Compare       summative assessment  
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formative  
      adj  
1    of or relating to formation, development, or growth  
formative years     
2    shaping; moulding  
a formative experience     
3    (of tissues and cells in certain parts of an organism) capable of growth and differentiation  
4    functioning in the formation of derived, inflected, or compound words  
      n  
5    an inflectional or derivational affix  
6    (in generative grammar) any of the minimum units of a sentence that have syntactic function  
  formatively      adv  
  formativeness      n  


formative assessment  
      n   ongoing assessment of a pupil's educational development within a particular subject area  
   Compare       summative assessment  

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formative

  
1    impressionable, malleable, mouldable, pliant, sensitive, susceptible  
2    determinative, developmental, influential, moulding, shaping  

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