Dylan Wiliam

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"Always in the back of my mind has been this idea that we can actually do a better job of making our teaching more responsive to the needs of our students." 

- Dylan Wiliam

Dylan Wiliam, PhD, is one of the world’s foremost education authorities. Wiliam is professor emeritus of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London, UK. Wiliam’s most recent publication, Creating the Schools Our Children Need: Why What We’re Doing Now Won’t Help Much (And What We Can Do Instead), analyzes the approaches that American schools have taken in order to improve student achievement, and shows why they are unlikely to succeed.

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Dylan Wiliam

Dylan Wiliam, PhD, is one of the world’s foremost education authorities. He has helped to successfully implement classroom formative assessment in thousands of schools all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Australia, and the United Kingdom. A two-part BBC series, “The Classroom Experiment,” tracked Wiliam’s work at one British middle school, showing how formative assessment strategies empower students, significantly increase engagement, and shift classroom responsibility from teachers to their students so that students become agents of and collaborators in their own learning.

Wiliam is professor emeritus of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London, UK. After a first degree in mathematics and physics, Wiliam taught in urban public schools for seven years, during which time he earned further degrees in mathematics and mathematics education.
 
He has served as dean and head of the School of Education (and later assistant principal) at King’s College London, senior research director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ and deputy director (Provost) of the Institute of Education, University of London. Since 2010, he has devoted most of his time to research and teaching.

Wiliam’s most recent publication, Creating the Schools Our Children Need: Why What We’re Doing Now Won’t Help Much (And What We Can Do Instead), analyses the approaches that American schools have taken in order to improve student achievement, and shows why they are unlikely to succeed, while at the same time, providing clear advice about the steps that schools need to take to raise student achievement and close achievement gaps. His other works focus on the profound impact strategic formative assessment has on student learning. He is co-author of Inside the Black Box, a major review of the research evidence on formative assessment, as well as Embedding Formative Assessment, the Embedding Formative Assessment Professional Development Pack, and Leadership for Teacher Learning.

Events

2018 Events

May 18: Hawker-Brownlow Education Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Jul 30-Aug 1: LSI Dylan Wiliam Center Formative Assessment Conference, Baltimore, MD

Sep 6: Embedding Formative Assessment, Barcelona, Spain

Sep 7: Principled Assessment Design/Assessment Literacy, Barcelona, Spain

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  1. Creating the Schools Our Children Need

    Why What We're Doing Now Won't Help Much (And What We Can Do Instead)

    Dylan Wiliam

    | 03/29/18

    $29.95

    Based on decades of experience in education from the classroom to the lab, Dylan Wiliam breaks down why what we’re doing to create the schools our children need right now isn’t helping much, and what we can do instead.

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  2. Embedded Formative Assessment

    Dylan Wiliam

    Paperback | 10/17/17

    $35.95

    Drive student engagement, learning, and success using effective assessment strategies in the classroom. The second edition of Dylan Wiliam’s best-selling book presents new research, insights, and examples as well as updated classroom formative assessment strategies and techniques teachers can implement immediately.

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  3. Embedding Formative Assessment

    Practical Techniques for K-12 Classrooms

    Dylan Wiliam, Siobhán Leahy

    Paperback | 05/21/15

    $29.95
    Explores five key instructional strategies, along with practical formative assessment techniques for implementing each strategy in K-12 classrooms. Learn More
  4. Embedding Formative Assessment Pack

    Dylan Wiliam, Siobhán Leahy

    Multi-pack | 01/02/17

    $38.90
    A handy collection of the book and matching quick reference guide by Dylan Wiliam and Siobhán Leahy. Learn More
  5. Embedding Formative Assessment Professional Development Pack

    A Two-Year Professional Development Pack for Schools and Colleges: Teacher Learning Communities in Action

    Dylan Wiliam, Siobhán Leahy

    Multi-pack | 08/01/14

    $495.00
    Provides materials on two DVDs to support 2 years of professional development workshops on formative assessment. Learn More
  6. Embedding Formative Assessment Quick Reference Guide

    Dylan Wiliam, Siobhán Leahy

    Quick reference guide | 10/20/16

    $8.95

    An at-a-glance summary of some of the most effective formative assessment techniques for each of five key formative assessment strategies.

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  7. Leadership for Teacher Learning

    Creating a Culture Where All Teachers Improve So That All Students Succeed

    Dylan Wiliam

    Paperback | 02/01/16

    $29.95
    Presents compelling research about changes in classroom practice that are likely to impact student achievement. Learn More
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