Please note that this course has concluded, although its content remains available for perusal. You can access the modules by enrolling in the course and clicking the "Modules" tab above; however, it is no longer possible to receive the course badge or the course certificate. Finally, please note that support for this course is no longer provided by the course instructors or the Teacher Academy team.


In this course, we will examine what formative assessment is, why it is important, and how it can be implemented in our classrooms. As part of the course, you will encounter examples of practice, discuss and interact with peers, and prepare a lesson plan for use in your teaching.

As a participant, you will:

  • Understand what formative assessment is
  • Understand why formative assessment can help student learning
  • Understand how formative assessment can help develop personalised learning
  • Be able to plan activities which incorporate formative assessment strategies
  • Be able to identify and use formative assessment tools
  • Make connections to other course participants
  •  Reflect about your own practice


This course is based on the work of the TeachUP project. You can follow it at your own pace; we will open one module at the beginning of each week, but the only deadlines you need to pay attention to are in the last module.

To get the most out of the course, you can join the Facebook group share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #FormativeAssessment!

List of modules

Module 1: Formative Assessment

Start date: 16/03/2020 12:00

End date: 15/04/2030 23:59

Module 2: Formative Assessment in Practice

Start date: 23/03/2020 12:00

End date: 15/04/2030 23:59

Module 3: Formative Assessment in Your Classroom

Start date: 30/03/2020 12:00

End date: 15/04/2030 23:59

To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start date

Monday, 16 March 2020


The course runs for 4,5 weeks with a total number of 3 modules (one module per week), including 1.5 extra-grace weeks at the end of the course. The estimated workload is 3 hours per week.

Target audience

This course is meant for practising teachers from all types of schools with all levels of experience, and student teachers preparing for entry into the profession.


You will receive a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Badgr Backpack.

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a Teacher Academy course formally recognised as valid continuous professional development. Find out more.

Note to teachers from Castilla y León: Si eres profesor de Castilla y León, y además del certificado de School Education Gateway, quieres recibir un certificado oficial de parte de la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León inscríbete en la página web del CFP Idiomas de Castilla y León a partir del 24 de febrero:

Course Moderators

Efi Saltidou
Keith Aquilina