Embedding Formative Assessment

Embedding Formative Assessment

Practical Techniques for K-12 Classrooms

Dylan Wiliam, Siobhán Leahy

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Explores five key instructional strategies, along with practical formative assessment techniques for implementing each strategy in K-12 classrooms.

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Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions. This clear, practical guide for teachers centers on five key instructional strategies, along with an overview of each strategy and practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in K-12 classrooms:
  • Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and success criteria
  • Engineering productive discussion and activities that elicit evidence of learning
  • Providing feedback that moves learners forward
  • Activating students as learning resources for each other
  • Activating students as owners of their own learning
Product Code: BPP150112
ISBN: 9781941112298 | 05/21/15
Publisher: LSI


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, coauthor of Quality Questioning

“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.”

—Susan M. Brookhart, senior research associate, Duquesne University, author of Performance Assessment

“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

“Any teacher interested in formative assessment will find a wealth of ideas contained in this engaging and practical book!”

—Margaret Heritage, assistant director for professional development at CRESST, author of Formative Assessment in Practice

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