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Redesigning Schooling: Principled assessment design

Author: Dylan Wiliam

Availability: In Stock

Code: SAT5190

ISBN: 9781760015190

No of Pages: 92

Publish date: 20/04/2015

Price: $15.95


In this challenging booklet, Dylan Wiliam argues forcefully
that schools must develop their own way of assessing children’s progress. He
guides us through a nuanced way of thinking about assessment that should
underpin the design of any model: knowing the limitations of types of
assessment and the impact these have on the inferences you make; defining what
you will assess and the purpose for which you will use the data; how you will
collect, share and record it; and, critically, how you can design assessment
systems that first and foremost support teaching and learning.

‘Good summative assessment requires teachers to share a construct of
quality, while good formative assessment requires helping students share the
same construct of quality.’

Redesigning Schooling is a series of booklets that challenges
schools to improve practice and innovate for change in every aspect of the
system. The six-part series is designed to help identify the big questions in
education, look at lessons from other systems and shape the debate on how we
can make our education system world class.

With Redesigning Schooling, educators are urged to consider best
practice in six areas of schooling: teaching and learning; student impact;
parental engagement; curriculum design; assessment design; and collaboration
between schools. The ideas and approaches put forward in the series can be
adopted at an individual or school level. In each book, educators are
encouraged to make choices based on the courage of their convictions about what
is right for their learners and to spread their ideas across their networks and