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First off, thank you for using Formative! Many of you took advantage of our COVID-19 offer to obtain a free team subscription through June 30, 2020 and we hope it was helpful during this difficult time. We know you may have questions about what happens on July 1, and we would like to answer these questions for you.

First and foremost ALL OF YOUR Formatives WILL REMAIN IN YOUR ACCOUNT. We do not remove or delete formatives when a team subscription ends. You will continue to have access to all your formatives from your dashboard, and your formatives created with Silver/Gold question types will remain in your collection. These formatives can continue to be assigned to your classes next school year.

If your subscription expires, your account will revert back to a free Formative account. When this happens you will lose access to the Silver/Gold features of Formative but continue to obtain all of the actionable data for students you previously could with our extensive set of free features.

Regarding specific features, here is what will happen:

Creating new formatives:

You will be able to create new formatives as before, but will be limited to the question types available to free Formative account holders and to 20 pages of uploads monthly.

If you have published formatives to your Private Library:

Any content you published to your team's private library will need to be re-published to the public Formative Library, as your team's private library will no longer be accessible. Click here to learn more about publishing to the public Library.

Data Trackers:

Once the Teacher accounts revert into free Formative accounts:

  • Educators have only a 2-week look-back period for tracker data. Consider exporting any data older than 2 weeks to avoid losing it.

  • Students will no longer have access to the student-side standards tracker.

Assigning and Grading:

Certain assign settings, such as scheduling open/close times, restricting to individuals, and randomization, are limited to Silver/Gold subscribers. Grading options for free account holders do not include group grading/feedback or Google Classroom/LTI Grade Passback. Bi-directional feedback will no longer be available.


  • Collaborators will lose access to shared formatives and folders. You will retain access to those you created, but not to those shared by others. Consider cloning formatives owned by others so that you retain a copy.

  • Co-Teaching is a Gold level feature, so all co-teachers will be removed from shared classes. Co-teachers will have to create their own classes and will lose previously shared data. If data needs to be shared, consider exporting data to share with colleagues - once a free account holder, exports are limited to 4 per month.

Admin Tab:

Admins have had access to an additional tab with team management features and powerful data. Once accounts revert to the free Formative account, the Admin tab will no longer be present.

Regarding specific services your team may have received that will no longer be available:

Dedicated Success Manager:

If you received support and services from a Success Manager, you will be reverted back to our normal support level. Formative Success Managers are former educators who are committed to making sure a Gold plan is successful, educators are trained, and Admins understand how to use our tool to monitor student growth. Formative Success Managers offer ongoing training and professional development, and are available to respond to your requests and needs in a more personalized way if you continue under a team license.

Auto-rostering and LMS Integration:

  • LMS integration through LTI is reserved for Gold schools and districts.

  • Auto-rostering through OneRoster, ClassLink, or other systems will no longer be updated.

If you would like to keep all of these features and services, you must renew as a Silver/Gold subscriber to maintain the same plan features you have been using as a part of this COVID-19 offer. If you would like to talk to a member of our Partnerships team about a School or District Gold plan, please email us at partnerships@goformative.com or get a quote to share with your team at https://app.formative.com/request-quote

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