Embedding Formative Assessment

Embedding Formative Assessment : Practical Techniques for F-12 Classrooms

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Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions, but putting it into practice requires both a robust collection of techniques and an understanding of how to use them. In Embedding Formative Assessment, authors Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy deliver a clear, practical guide for teachers, centred on five key strategies for improving teacher practice and student achievement: Clarifying, sharing and understanding learning intentions and success criteria; Engineering productive discussion and activities that elicit evidence of learning; Providing feedback that moves learners forward; Activating students as learning resources for each other; Activating students as owners of their own learning. Then, for each strategy, the authors provide an overview of the strategy and a number of very practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in F-12 classrooms. Along with guidance on when and how to use the specific techniques, they provide tips, cautions and enhancements to sustain formative assessment. A student reflection form, peer observation form and self-reflection checklist accompany each strategy.
No known practice is more effective than classroom formative assessment for producing a significant positive impact on student achievement. Wiliam and Leahy provide the necessary tips and techniques to put it into practice immediately.
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  • Paperback
  • Moorabbin, Australia
  • 1760014974
  • 9781760014971