gamer_moby-240x240Curious about game-based learning and its role in assessment? Delve into the A-Games Project, a newly published study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by researchers Barry Fishman (University of Michigan) and Jan Plass (NYU). The study’s first phase involved a nationwide teacher survey, designed to capture the breadth of ways in which games are used for formative assessment. Researchers then interviewed and observed teachers to determine the effectiveness of GameUp titles and features for formative assessment. Phase 2 of the study featured case studies outlining the use of game features to support formative assessment practices. Read the reports: Phase 1Phase 2