You have used a formative assessment approach during your class and that your students are now moving on to another course in your subject area. Do your cumulative record of the students’ strengths and learning gaps follow the students? You’ve kept a spreadsheet or some other record of what standard goals the students have successfully demonstrated and the areas the students still needs to grow in.
Do you pass on that information to the next teacher so that he/she can start at a higher level of knowledge of the students. That teacher can focus class and individual instruction so much more with meaningful information. Or does your formative assessment end with you?
How does your school promote such transition of information about students so the teachers can help them to be successful learners?