formative evaluation

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formative (or decision-making) evaluation

a policy- or decision-oriented process-based form of assessment or EVALUATION of organisations or activities. This can be carried out before, during or after a project takes place. The information generated is used to inform decisions about the manner and effectiveness in which a project operates. The aim is to improve the on-going operation of a programme or organization, for example by improving systems, sharing ‘good practice’ and collecting information to assist on-going decision-making. Compare SUMMATIVE EVALUATION.
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9) Flagg (1990) provides a good set of formative evaluation case studies related to educational technology projects.
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Moreover enabling the accompanying, interactive, formative evaluation of the funded transnational projects.
When applying assessment results, informed teachers consider instructional placement needs, diagnostic decisions, and formative evaluation plans (Fuchs, 1995).
in the accompanying interactive and formative evaluation of transnational funding projects is designed and implemented.