Formative assessment is all about activity that prompts learners to provide feedback which can be used to help them improve. This can take many forms and a lot of teachers will instinctively think about the class experience of asking open questions and providing support to develop conversation that supports progression.
Verbalised and transient experience?
In most situations it can re-energise the ages old teaching model with increased data quality and quantity that is easier to interpret, use and which involves no burdensome teaching tasks.
Strengthening Formative Assessment
Consider the data that could be collected by an automated approach and how this would strengthen the formative assessment supporting students: