Embedded Formative Assessment

ISBN-10: 193400930X

ISBN-13: 9781934009307

Edition: 2011

Authors: Dylan Wiliam

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If we are to maintain our status as one of the world¿s leading economies and secure our economic futures, and if we want our students to thrive in the impossibly complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. Dylan Wiliam faces this challenge head-on by making a case for the important role of formative assessment in increasing teacher quality and student learning. While there are many possible ways in which we could seek to develop the practice of serving teachers, attention to minute-by-minute and day-to-day formative assessment is likely to have the biggest impact on student outcomes. Wiliam¿s view of formative assessment differs from the popular view in that he regards formative assessment as a process rather than a tool. Wiliam outlines what formative assessment is, and what it is not, and presents the five key strategies of formative assessment: 1. Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and criteria for success 2. Engineering effective classroom discussions, activities, and learning tasks that elicit evidence of learning 3. Providing feedback that moves learning forward 4. Activating learners as instructional resources for one another 5. Activating learners as owners of their own learning The book presents a summary of the research evidence that shows the impact of each strategy and offers a number of practical techniques that teachers have used to incorporate the strategy into their regular classroom practice.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 5/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

About the Author
Introduction
Why Educational Achievement Matters
The Increasing Importance of Educational Achievement
Why Is Raising Student Achievement So Hard?
Three Generations of School Effectiveness Research
The Impact of Teacher Quality
How Do We Increase Teacher Quality?
Conclusion
The Case for Formative Assessment
Professional Development
The Origins of Formative Assessment
What, Exactly, Is Formative Assessment?
Strategies of Formative Assessment
Assessment: The Bridge Between Teaching and Learning
Conclusion
Clarifying, Sharing, and Understanding Learning Intentions and Success Criteria
Why Learning Intentions Are Important
When Are Learning Intentions Useful?
Issues in Constructing Learning Intentions
Practical Techniques
Conclusion
Eliciting Evidence of Learners' Achievement
Finding Out What Students Know
Where Do Students' Ideas Come From?
Practical Techniques
Conclusion
Providing Feedback That Moves Learning Forward
The Quality of Feedback
A Recipe for Future Action
Grading
Practical Techniques
Conclusion
Activating Students as Instructional Resources for One Another
Cooperative Learning
Practical Techniques
Conclusion
Activating Students as Owners of Their Own Learning
Student Self-Assessment
Self-Regulated Learning
Practical Techniques
Conclusion
Epilogue
List of Techniques
References and Resources
Index
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