A formative assessment or assignment is a tool teachers use to give feedback to students and/or guide their instruction. It is not included in a student grade, nor should it be used to judge a teacher’s performance. Both of these would be considered summative assessments.
Formative assessment can be done through a variety of techniques such as 3x Summarization, Postcard, Venn Diagram, Hand in, pass out, Quizzes, Running records, etc.
You can download the worksheet in PDF: Formative Assessment