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Feedback and improvement in teaching learning process is at the core of formative assessment. The main theme for this research work was to diagnose the use of formative assessment by practicing teachers at elementary grade level and to find out the comparison of assessment used by teachers at elementary grade level in public sector schools and private sector schools. Data was collected by practicing teachers working at elementary level in government schools and private schools by using a five point Likert scale questionnaire. SPSS software was used to analyze the data to address the theme of the study. Data analysis highlighted that public school practicing teachers properly use assessment practices i.e., learning targets, continuous practices and feedback for instruction. On the other side, private sector teachers also use assessment practices frequently but lesser than public schools. On further analysis, the difference found significant in all aspects of formative practices except learning targets. Keeping in view the results and findings it is suggested that formative assessment/internal assessment should also be given due importance in education system where external system is applied so that formative system may be upgraded.