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I see Assessment as falling into two categories: formative and summative, with the goal of providing feedback to students for continual improvement. Assessment can be done by oneself, a peer, a teacher, or anyone else who could provide valuable feedback to students. Assessing students means providing positive and critical input at various points in a project; for example, the beginning: to assess students' prior understanding; the middle: to provide feedback on students' progression; and the end: to provide a summative evaluation and to give suggestions for improvement next time. Assessment tools and methods vary, such as: rubrics, checklists, conferences, notes, scoring guides, and KWL charts, for example. Evaluation is another term for summative assessment, where the goal is to give students a final score or grade - not really meant as feedback for improvement. Tests are an example of an evaluation method. Evaluation comes at the end of a project.