Formal Assessment

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Educational Assessment - Types - Informal and Formal
... Assessment can be either formal or informal ... Formal assessment usually implies a written document, such as a test, quiz, or paper ... A formal assessment is given a numerical score or grade based on student performance, whereas an informal assessment does not contribute to a student's final grade such as this copy and pasted ...

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