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This new two-part training on formative assessment, developed by Andy Nash, Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, prepares you to create and use formative assessments as part of your daily standards-based instruction. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Reading, math, and ESOL teachers at all levels

This training was developed by Andy Nash, director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, prepares instructors to create and use formative assessment as part of daily standards-based instruction. The training is conducted in two parts and you need to register for each part separately.

Part 1, facilitated by Andy Nash, you will learn about the basics of formative assessment and consider various formative assessment approaches. Part 1 is a prerequisite to attending Part 2. Select the Register tab above to register for Part 1.

Part 2 is content-based, focusing on reading, math, or ESOL, and will be facilitated by content experts in each field. In this session, you will learn to use a guiding process to create new assessments for your own lessons, based on the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). Register for Part 2 by going to May 18th on the calendar to register for ESOL and May 25th to register for Math.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Define formative assessment and explain its role in adult learning
    Create standards-aligned formative assessment tools and processes as part of daily instruction
    Use the development and results of formative assessments to help students understand their own progress and performance
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

For Part 1: Read a short research brief on formative assessment in adult education which will be sent to you prior to the training. Part 1 is a prerequisite to attending Part 2.


Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street, Harrington Learning Center, Room 109A
Worcester, MA 01606
United States

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