sum·​ma·​tive ˈsə-mə-tiv How to pronounce summative (audio)

Examples of summative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But critics say relying on pass rates and summative ratings often separates schools with higher percentages of minority and low-income students, and doesn’t provide a full picture of a school. Karina Elwood, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 Considering Roc’s summative ability, Marciology would have been even stronger with a few more of those lines worked in. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2024 According to the summative assessment compiled by members Stephen Alkins and O’Neill, the board rated Skipper’s work as effective in each of four key areas — instructional leadership, management and operations, family and community engagement, and professional culture. Christopher Huffaker,, 13 Sep. 2023 Alkins and O’Neill will present a summative assessment Wednesday evening, which the committee will vote on at their following meeting on Sept. 13. Christopher Huffaker,, 30 Aug. 2023 Students in grades two through eight take the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program summative test or ACAP summative, in math and English language arts. Tcrain, al, 1 Aug. 2023 The redesign will involve three checkpoints through the school year ending in a final and shortened summative assessment in the spring. Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 12 July 2023 The Illinois Report Card typically also assigns one of four summative designations to each schools — Exemplary School, Commendable School, Targeted School and Comprehensive School — but the designations were waived for the 2020-21 school year, according to ISBE. Karen Ann Cullotta,, 2 Dec. 2021 Unlike high-stakes summative assessments, such as midterm or final exams, formative assessments provide feedback during the actual instructional process. Bethlam Forsa, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of summative was in 1881

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“Summative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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