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Siobhán Leahy

Siobhán Leahy, MS, was a principal of three secondary schools for 17 years. She has practical experience with embedding classroom formative assessment through implementation of teacher learning communities. She is co-author and developer, with Dylan Wiliam on several publications. She received her Master of Science from South Bank University, London, and her Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick, UK.

Resources by Siobhán Leahy

Speaking Engagements

  • Jun 16, 2016 – Fond du Lac, WI
    First Education Conference


Wiliam and Leahy have done it again! In this highly readable book, they present five formative assessment strategies, a compelling explanation of why each is important, and scores of practical techniques and tips for how to implement them in your classroom.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASUSAN M. BROOKHART, Senior Research Associate, Duquesne University, Author of Performance Assessment
Embedding Formative Assessment offers almost unlimited potential for increasing student learning and achievement. Wiliam and Leahy present formative assessment as a dynamic partnership between teachers and students, blending guiding principles with practical activities that demonstrate how best to match instructional purpose with tools and techniques.
JACKIE WALSH, Educational Consultant, Co-author of Quality Questioning
Loaded with real-world advice, Embedding Formative Assessment offers bulls-eye guidelines about how to make formative assessment sizzle.
W. JAMES POPHAM, Professor Emeritus at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Author of Classroom Assessment

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