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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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The pathologist's participation was invaluable because he formatively revised the guidelines, given the difficulties in interpretation that the second annotator experienced during the calibration trials.
Te framework also allowed opportunities to formatively assess my own teaching and to offer feedback to students that was meaningful, guiding them further in their inquiry.
suggests that Christians should think of themselves in multiple dimensions--"as fully human, fundamentally Christian, and formatively religious" (213).
The lack of any requirement to assess creativity in a national, summative way (or even formatively in class) also contributes to the undervaluing of creativity.
Assess formatively (through the learning activities, students can receive feedback for their own ideas from peers or the teacher)
The faculty can be encouraged to develop and use creative methods for formatively assessing the learning in addition to advising the use of common assessment tools.
Adaptation scores were related to meaning change scores, suggesting that skill in adaptation to disruptions also reflects meaning construction processes, opening a door for manipulating textual discrepancies in order to document formatively, and thus find avenues for ameliorating, specific reading/writing difficulties.
The above examples present a revealing account of the interesting parallels, both formatively and substantively, between Christian and Islamic use of metaphors in their respective religious discourses.
In assessment for learning the test specification becomes the focus of articulating learning objectives and how they can be formatively assessed.
The findings from the WPBAs must be used formatively and constructively.
identity to be formatively influenced by our friend, yet still retain a