Craig Jones, Founder and CEO
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Why did you create this innovation?
As a former science teacher, founder Craig Jones recognized the need for greater insight into how his students were performing against standards. In response, he built a platform to help understand his students’ strengths and weaknesses. We believe teachers deserve faster, better formative teaching tools, making summative assessment no longer the primary way to understand student learning.
How does your innovation work in practice?
Formative’s flexibility in creating, assigning, and acting on assessments gives a confident, thorough understanding of their students’ progress. Teachers can create new “formatives” (assessments) from a wide variety of question types, or upload and transform existing content into the platform. Teachers can also borrow existing content from our Library of over 120,000 assessments, many of which are aligned to best-in-class curricula. All formatives can be tagged to existing state & national standards, helping teachers easily track student growth through our Tracker tool. Additionally, Common Assessments in Formative help administrators ensure that data is standardized across their districts.
Formative empowers teachers to provide instant, individualized feedback, helping target foundational knowledge. Both students and teachers can create text, drawing, audio, or video content for any question or answer in the platform, making learning truly personalized.
How has it been spreading?
Across the U.S. and the world, educators know, love, and trust Formative to help them understand how their students are learning. During the 2020-2021 school year, over 360,000 teachers used Formative to deeply understand their students’ progress.
Our achievements have been (and will continue to be) focused on continually improving Formative through feedback from teachers and administrators. In the past year, we’ve added new question types, added rubric functionality, designed assessments to accompany leading curricula, and much more.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Formative is forever delivering our high quality assessment solution, for free. Teachers can create a free user account at https://app.formative.com/signup. For department, school, or district-level implementations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed information on setup, use guides, and more can be found at help.goformative.com.