Posted: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:43am Updated: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:21am

Vision and Purpose

Formative assessments and the use of their data to guide classroom instruction at the individual student level result in increased academic success. Indiana’s Formative Assessment Grant provides funding to schools for formative assessment programs, tools, and professional development in order to increase data-driven instructional practices and enrich learning for all students.


All Indiana public school corporations, charter schools, and accredited nonpublic schools (including choice schools) are eligible to apply for this grant. Assessment programs and tools are targeted for students in grades K through 10.

Allowable Uses of Funds

  • Approved English/Language Arts and/or Math formative assessment programs
  • Professional development to assist staff with formative assessment implementation and use of assessment data
  • Diagnostic analysis of student performance
  • Student performance reports and analysis for teachers and parents
  • Differentiated learning tools for educators, students, and parents that support areas of instructional need

2016-17 Information for Schools

2017-18 Information for Schools

2017-18 Information for Assessment Program Vendors


Office of Student Assessment