Through highly interactive, engaging and meaningful design,  educators develop a working understanding of the Why, How and What of checking for understanding.   Learn more.

We believe professional learning is an on-going process and not just an event. To support teachers beyond dedicated professional learning days, a number of resources are available on-line.          

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Check out the formative assessment blog for additional ideas for the classroom. Find ways to test students less often while assessing their understanding more frequently. Rubrics, Engagement and More!

Real Teachers. Real Stories.  Read about the ideas.


Snow, Vance and Associates

Building on the simple concept that we really need to know where the learners are in their understanding, not just at the beginning or end of a lesson, but throughout the learning process, Sandy Snow and Karen Vance masterfully immerse teachers and instructional leaders in the art of formative assessment. While some professional development is destined to be an "event" and will, ultimately, have little to no impact on classroom instruction, Snow and Vance take learners on a journey—one that invites practice, reflection, implementation, and a return to reflection. Participants are able to move beyond theory to practice that is as easy to implement as anything I have experienced."


Snow, Vance and Associates

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Building Capacity in Formative Assessment

Looking for an interactive and engaging learning experience with transportable assessment strategies that blend assessment with learning? Join us in October at the Texas ASCD conference or join us in December at the Learning Forward National Conference. Learn about scheduled two day workshops too.

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Building capacity for formative assessment in a way that supports student success is our passion. We are thankful for the opportunity to share our passion with other educators through meaningful professional learning. More about who we are...

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