Summative assessments occur at the end of a unit, module, and/or course in order to evaluate what students have learned based on defined learning objectives. Summative assessments are intended to measure student learning over a longer period of time and result in a specific grade.
In online education think project-based assessments rather than selected-response assessments.
- Summative Assessment: Overview & Examples (4:48 video)
- Types of Summative Assessment, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo