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Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for F-12 Classrooms

Author: Dylan Wiliam, Siobhan Leahy

Availability: In Stock

Code: LSM4971

ISBN: 9781760014971

No of Pages: 254

Publish date: 20/05/2015

Price: $35.95


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
, 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:

  1. Clarifying,
    sharing and understanding learning intentions and success criteria

  2. Engineering
    productive discussion and activities that elicit evidence of learning

  3. Providing
    feedback that moves learners forward

  4. Activating
    students as learning resources for each other

  5. 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.

Teachers will find it even easier
to implement the groundbreaking ideas presented in this resource with the Embedding Formative Assessment Quick Reference Guide (LSM0546), a full-colour,
laminated reference guide providing at-a-glance information ideal for use in
the classroom.