Definition: Summative assessments are used to evaluate student learning, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period—typically at the end of a project, unit, course, semester, program, or school year.
Examples of Summative Assessment: State-mandated assessments.
District benchmark or interim assessments.
End-of-unit or -chapter tests.
End-of-term or -semester exams.
Scores that are used for accountability for schools (AYP) and students (report card grades)