Assessment for Learning
TES The starting point of this book was the realisation that research studies worldwide provide hard evidence that development of formative assessment raises students' test scores. The significant improvement in the achievements of the students in this project confirms this research, while providing teachers, teacher trainers, school heads and others leaders with ideas and advice for improving formative assessment in the classroom.
Assessment for Learning is based on a two-year project involving thirty-six teachers in schools in Medway and Oxfordshire. After a brief review of the research background and of the project itself, successive chapters describe the specific practices which teachers found fruitful and the underlying ideas about learning that these developments illustrate. Later chapters discuss the problems that teachers encountered when implementing the new practices in their classroom and give guidance for school management and LEAs about promoting and supporting the changes.
This book offers valuable insights into assessment for learning as teachers describe in their own words how they turned the ideas into practical action in their schools.
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 153 x 230 x 11mm | 255g
- 20 May 2011
- OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
- references, index
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Table of contents
The source of the ideas
How teachers developed the ideas with us
Putting the ideas into practice
Looking at practice more deeply
Management and support
The end - and a beginning
About Paul Black
Dr. Christime Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at King's College London.
Clare Lee is a Teacher Advisor for Assessment at Warwickshire LEA.
Bethan Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in English Education at King's College London.
Dr. Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Educaion, University of London.