Here are some benefits of quick formative assessments:
Formative assessment produces greater increases in student achievement and is cheaper than other efforts to boost achievement, including reducing class sizes and increasing teachers’ content knowledge.
Formative assessment that occurs within and between instructional units as well as within and between lessons has been shown to improve students’ achievement. Formative assessment across intervals of four weeks to one year has not been shown to improve students’ achievement.
In classrooms where medium- and short-cycle formative assessment was used, teachers reported greater professional satisfaction and increased student engagement in learning.