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

We believe professional learning is a on-going process and not simply an event. To support teachers beyond the professional learning day, a number of resources are available on-line.           Read More

Check out the formative assessment blog for additional ideas for the classroom. Rubrics, Engagement and More!

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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

About Us

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...