“Formative assessment is a planned, ongoing process used by all students and teachers during learning and teaching to elicit and use evidence of student learning to improve student understanding of intended disciplinary learning outcomes and support students to become more self-directed learners.”
(CCSSO SCASS, 2017)
For additional information about FAME, please contact Kim Young, YoungK1@michigan.gov.
2018-2019 FAME NEW Coach Application Information:
The Michigan Department of Education, together with other project partners, is excited to announce the 11th year of a professional learning initiative, Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME).
The primary purpose of this initiative is to establish a foundation and process that will promote teacher collaboration and planning for effective formative assessment practices in the classroom. The model relies on building a cadre of Michigan educators to serve as coaches for site-based learning teams of teachers and administrators in Michigan schools.
Through face-to-face trainings and via distance technologies (e.g., social networking, webinars, and a resource website), coaches are trained to provide job-embedded support for learning teams. Coaches work with learning teams to create a collaborative learning environment in which team members learn about, implement, and reflect on formative assessment practices in their classrooms. To be most effective, learning teams will continue their work over a three-year period, facilitated by the FAME coach.