Assessment can be summative and formative. I have a better understanding of what assessment is. Summative is the usual written format while formative assessment can be small performance tasks, informal assessment, using checklist, using rubrics to assess attitudes and affective assessment. All assessment that is not the normal summative assessment can be considered as alternative assessment.
It is so important that we are able to provide feedback to students on their shortfalls in the learning of certain Math concept. It could be a feedback to parents as well so that they could help to reinforce certain Math concepts at home.
There are so much more to learn in assessment and it will be interesting because my school will be focusing on assessment in 2011.