Improving Progress for Lower Achievers through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)

Welcome to our FaSMEd Project website.

FaSMEd is a Science in Society Collaborative Project of the European Community

This three year, €1.9M project led by Newcastle University, UK will take lessons from around the world to help improve mathematics and science skills in Europe and South Africa.

Working with partners across eight countries, researchers will look at how technology can be used in formative assessment by teachers to help raise attainment levels among the lowest achieving students.

In each country this involves researchers working with a cluster of schools with a focus on the use of formative assessment and technology to improve interactions in the classroom and reduce the anxiety about performance which frequently limits learners’ development in these subjects.