An example of a summative assessment in music class use the GarageBand app, students create and record their own original compositions at the end of a music unit.
The teacher could provide students with a list of elements that should be included in their compositions, such as a steady beat, rhythm, tempo and dynamics.
Students could use GarageBand to record their compositions and then share their recordings with the teacher for evaluation.
Based on the recordings, the teacher can determine the student's overall understanding and mastery of the music concepts and skills taught during the unit, and use this information to assign a final grade for the unit.
This summative assessment can also give feedback to the students and the teacher on what students did well on, what they need to work on and how to improve next time.