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Ashleigh Crabtree, PhD, is a skilled measurement professional and psychometrician with deep experience in test design and validation. In her role as the Director of Assessment Implementation at Curriculum Associates, she is focused on bringing technical insights to a wide audience, including teachers, principals, assessment directors, and superintendents. She endeavors to create tools, content, and training that improve the implementation of i-Ready assessment programs in schools across the country. Ashleigh is driven by her passion for K–12 education and for making assessment data actionable.
Formative assessments are ongoing processes that educators use to understand and improve student learning outcomes. Curriculum Associates’ Ashleigh Crabtree explains what formative assessments are, how to use them, and more.
Many education assessments only give educators normative-referenced assessment scores that show how students performed compared to their peers. But to truly understand their students’ learning needs, educators must have access to criterion-referenced data as well.