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formative

/for·ma·tive/ (for´mah-tiv) concerned in the origination and development of an organism, part, or tissue.

formative

(fôr′mə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Forming or capable of forming.
2.
a. Susceptible to transformation by growth and development.
b. Biology Capable of producing new cells or tissue.

for′ma·tive·ly adv.

formative

adjective Referring to the shaping or moulding—e.g., of a child as part of his or her developmental (maturational) process.
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Finally, Stage V is comprised of evaluating interventions formatively and making instructional adjustments.
DIBELS assessment procedures can be used to identify which students have insufficient early literacy skills, formatively evaluate student progress towards literacy development, and determine when interventions have successfully reduced risk of reading failure by improving early literacy skills.
Data obtained during the course of the trial itself, including information on clinician practice patterns, can be used formatively, to provide feedback to clinicians within the experimental groups.
The monitoring work has contributed formatively to the evolution of the NMEP, though the basic structure of the approaches (mechanisms) remains as specified by Congress.
It was in fact recognition of the bodily and libidinal components of the quintessential form of human behavior - language, formatively articulated by Aquinas and shared by most late medieval penitential authors - that allowed confessors of the scholastic system to assess blasphemy as an unintentional speech ejaculation, and to move beyond the archaic idea that verbal profanities were indications of the soul's heretical proclivities.
In tying African oral art to a European dramatic frame, Hansberry shows that African and European art, though formatively different, can be applied to related themes and aesthetics.
We have been measuring students summatively and supporting them formatively for years.
Soon] our teachers will be able to spend more time on the act of instruction while reducing the amount of time needed to formatively assess students.
A second concern related to the AA-AAS is one common to annual accountability measures: This type of assessment provides limited information that teachers can use to formatively evaluate their instruction.
These methods provided ongoing monitoring of treatment fidelity and documentation that enabled the investigators to assess treatment integrity formatively throughout the current study.
contends that different philosophical heritages are responsible for the disjuncture between philosophy of religion and theology: contemporary theology is shaped most formatively by Kant, who prohibits God-talk, whereas philosophy of religion follows Locke, who subjects God-talk to the same stipulations as ordinary belief.
The feedback session also gave opportunities for the teacher to formatively assess, to identify aspects that might need individual or whole-class feedback, and for students to identify other class members who could assist them with aspects of their design problems.