Embedding Formative Assessment

This clear, practical guide for teachers centers on five key instructional strategies, along with practical formative assessment techniques for implementing each strategy in K-12 classrooms.

Author: Dylan Wiliam

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ISBN: 9781941112298

Category: Education

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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 The authors provide guidance on when and how to use the specific techniques, along with tips, cautions, and enhancements to sustain formative assessment.

Embedded Formative Assessment

Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated ...

Author: Dylan Wiliam

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936765012

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Formative assessment plays an important role in increasing teacher quality and student learning when it’s viewed as a process rather than a tool. Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students.

Embedding Formative Assessment

In Embedding Formative Assessment, authors Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy deliver a clear, practical guide for teachers, centred on the five key strategies for improving teacher practice and student achievement: 1) Clarifying, sharing and ...

Author: Dylan Wiliam

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ISBN: 9781760014971

Category: Academic achievement

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Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions, but putting it into practice requires both a robust collection of techniques and an understanding of how to use them. In Embedding Formative Assessment, authors Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy deliver a clear, practical guide for teachers, centred on the five key strategies for improving teacher practice and student achievement: 1) Clarifying, sharing and understanding learning intentions and success criteria; 2) Engineering productive discussion and activities that elicit evidence of learning; 3) Providing feedback that moves learners forward; 4) Activating students as learning resources for each other; and 5) Activating students as owners of their own learning. Then, for each strategy, the authors provide an overview of the strategy and a number of very practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in F-12 classrooms. Along with guidance on when and how to use the specific techniques, they provide tips, cautions and enhancements to sustain formative assessment. A student reflection form, peer observation form and self-reflection checklist accompany each strategy. No known practice is more effective than classroom formative assessment for producing a significant positive impact on student achievement. Wiliam and Leahy provide the necessary tips and techniques to put it into practice immediately.



The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment

Developed as a companion to Embedded Formative Assessment, 2nd edition, this handbook guides K-12 teachers through the process of developing effective formative assessments.

Author: Solution Tree

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ISBN: 9781945349508

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Educational achievement carries more importance than ever in the 21st century. According to academic research, teacher quality plays the most vital role in raising achievement among all K¿12 students, so improving teacher quality will lead to both greater student outcomes and greater prosperity for individuals and the whole of society. The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment makes the case that incorporating formative assessment into daily classroom practice raises teacher quality and enhances student learning to help all parties meet the evolving demands of society. As a companion to Embedded Formative Assessment, Second Edition (Wiliam, 2018), this book has one main purpose: to help teachers develop the practice of formative assessment in classrooms by providing tried-and-tested classroom formative assessment techniques and giving evidence that shows how these techniques positively impact student achievement. Grades K¿12 teachers can choose from these techniques, try them out in the classroom, and modify them to meet their specific needs. However, The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment can also act as a stand-alone book, sharing highlights from Embedded Formative Assessment as necessary before leading straight to the how-tos of classroom formative assessment.



Implementation of Curriculum Embedded Formative Assessments in Two English for Academic Purposes Writing Courses in Hong Kong

This dissertation, "Implementation of Curriculum-embedded Formative Assessments in Two English for Academic Purposes Writing Courses in Hong Kong" by Xiang, Wang, 王翔, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) ...

Author: Xiang Wang

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ISBN: 9781361024331

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This dissertation, "Implementation of Curriculum-embedded Formative Assessments in Two English for Academic Purposes Writing Courses in Hong Kong" by Xiang, Wang, 王翔, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Formative assessment has been increasingly acknowledged as a powerful instrument to facilitate students' learning across disciplines and levels of education. However, it is a relatively new concept in second language (L2) writing. In fact, some key formative assessment strategies such as teacher providing feedback on students' drafts and students evaluating their own works have been widely used in L2 writing classrooms; however, the literature on L2 writing has rarely examined these strategies from the perspective of formative assessment. Therefore, this study aimed to fill the gap by drawing on the formative assessment literature to examine some writing instructional strategies in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. A two-phase qualitative study design was adopted for the investigation. The first phase aimed to understand what curriculum-embedded formative assessments (CEFAs) were conducted in 2 EAP courses to facilitate students' learning of essay writing and how the teachers and students experienced and perceived the CEFAs. Participants were 2 teachers and 12 of their students in 2 first-year EAP classes in a university in Hong Kong. The main data sources included classroom observation, semi-structured teacher interviews and student interviews, and relevant documents such as students drafts, peer evaluation forms, course handbooks, classroom handouts, and relevant university documents. The second phase of the study, conducted approximately 5 months after the first one, was focused on the participants' reflection on the practices and usefulness of the CEFAs. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with the 2 participant teachers, 7 of the participant students, and a coordinator of one of the concerned EAP courses. The findings revealed that 3 kinds of formative assessment strategies were conducted to varying extents in the classes: evaluation of a sample essay, teacher feedback on students' first drafts, and students' peer evaluation. The thesis described how these strategies were conducted in the two classes, how the students were engaged in them, and how the teachers and students perceived them. A qualitative analysis of the data identified 6 factors influencing the implementation of CEFAs in the EAP writing classrooms, which were teacher factors, student factors, classroom atmosphere, curriculum factors, impact of summative assessment, and sociocultural factors. This study builds a bridge between two significant fields of research, that is, formative assessment and L2 writing instructions. The findings add new perspectives to both fields. The identification of the factors that influence the practices of CEFAs in EAP writing in Hong Kong may provide an exploratory framework for understanding the implementation of CEFAs within similar contexts. Finally, the study may raise EAP writing teachers' awareness of effective ways to conduct formative assessments. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4979928 Subjects: Academic writing - Study and teaching (Higher) - China - Hong Kong Educational tests and measurements - China - Hong Kong

Handbook of Formative Assessment

And, can embedded formative assessments improve students' motivational beliefs? The study involved embedding assessments in the “Foundational Approaches in ...

Author: Heidi Andrade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113528394X

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Formative assessment has recently become a focus of renewed research as state and federal policy-makers realize that summative assessments have reached a point of diminishing returns as a tool for increasing student achievement. Consequently, supporters of large-scale testing programs are now beginning to consider the potential of formative assessments to improve student achievement. The mission of this handbook is to comprehensively profile this burgeoning field of study. Written by leading international scholars and practitioners, each chapter includes a discussion of key issues that dominate formative assessment policy and practice today, as well as those that are likely to affect research and practice in the coming years. Key features include: Comprehensive – nineteen chapters cover all aspects of formative assessment including classroom assessment, large-scale applications, technological applications, applications for special needs students, K-12 and post-secondary applications, psychometric considerations, case studies, and discussion of alternative assessment formats such as portfolios and performance assessments. Integrative – thoughtful attention is given to the integration of large-scale and classroom assessments. Practical – provides practical guidance on how to conduct formative assessments that generate credible information to guide instruction. Global – provides perspectives from leading international scholars and practitioners whose expertise spans diverse settings, student populations, and educational systems. Accessible Style – although grounded in the latest research, the book’s style and tone has been carefully crafted to make it accessible to both the textbook and professional markets. It will also be a critical reference book for researchers in teacher preparation, educational administration, and educational policy studies.

Foundations of Science Literacy

Focusing on the Head Start community, "Foundations of Science Literacy" (FSL) is a credit-bearing professional development course that directly addresses the achievement gap in early science education.

Author: Nancy Clark-Chiarelli

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Page: 11

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The need for a scientifically-literate American population has gained great prominence on the educational landscape of priorities over the past decade; young children will be increasingly exposed to the STEM fields and encouraged to excel in these areas. Professional development is key to assuring that early childhood teachers provide children with cognitively-challenging early learning experiences. Focusing on the Head Start community, "Foundations of Science Literacy" (FSL) is a credit-bearing professional development course that directly addresses the achievement gap in early science education. The program not only addresses an urgent need, it also integrates the resources, structure, and support that preschool teachers need to improve early science learning and teaching. First, based on data from an efficacy study nearing completion, the authors assess whether "FSL without" embedded formative assessments leads to gains in preschool children. Second, drawing on insights from a new development project, the authors describe how instruction-embedded formative assessment can be used to "strengthen" and "clarify" the relation between gains in teacher pedagogical content knowledge and gains in children's scientific thinking. For the efficacy study, FSL was implemented in the greater New York City area and the population included preschool teachers and a sample of children in their classrooms using a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design. The authors highlight a promising approach to learning from mixed (summative) results using formative assessment to provide more nuanced information about children's learning over time and to allow teachers to tailor instruction so that it is more effective. One figure is appended.

Handbook of Formative Assessment in the Disciplines

The embedded formative assessment takes the form of the teacher returning and asking students to revise the models after important learning activities ...

Author: Heidi L. Andrade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351681478

Category: Education

Page: 282

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The Handbook of Formative Assessment in the Disciplines meaningfully addresses current developments in the field, offering a unique and timely focus on domain dependency. Building from an updated definition of formative assessment, the book covers the integration of measurement principles into practice; the operationalization of formative assessment within specific domains, beyond generic strategies; evolving research directions including student involvement and self-regulation; and new approaches to the challenges of incorporating formative assessment training into pre-service and in-service educator training. As supporters of large-scale testing programs increasingly consider the potential of formative assessments to improve teaching and learning, this handbook advances the subject through novel frameworks, intersections of theory, research, and practice, and attention to discernible disciplines. Written for instructors, graduate students, researchers, and policymakers, each chapter provides expert perspectives on the procedures and evaluations that enable teachers to adapt teaching and learning in-process toward student achievement.

Handbook of Research on Formative Assessment in Pre K Through Elementary Classrooms

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 24(3), 309–316. doi:10.1080/096.9594X.2017.1338520 Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment ...

Author: Martin, Christie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799803244

Category: Education

Page: 438

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Educators require constructive information that details their students? comprehension and can help them to advance the learners' education. Accurate evaluation of students at all educational levels and the implementation of comprehensive assessment strategies are essential for ensuring student equality and academic success. The Handbook of Research on Formative Assessment in Pre-K Through Elementary Classrooms is an essential research publication that addresses gaps in the understanding of formative assessment and offers educators meaningful and comprehensive examples of formative assessment in the Pre-K through elementary grade levels. Covering an array of topics such as literacy, professional development, and educational technologies, this book is relevant for instructors, administrators, education professionals, educational policymakers, pre-service teachers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Formative Assessment in United States Classrooms

Embedded formative assessment. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. Wiliam, D., Lee, C., Harrison, C., & Black, P. (2004). Teachers developing assessment ...

Author: Cathy Box

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303003092X

Category: Education

Page: 181

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This book examines the history of formative assessment in the US and explores its potential for changing the landscape of teaching and learning to meet the needs of twenty-first century learners. The author uses case studies to illuminate the complexity of teaching and the externally imposed and internally constructed contextual elements that affect assessment decision-making. In this book, Box argues effectively for a renewed vision for teacher professional development that centers around the needs of students in a knowledge economy. Finally, Box offers an overview of systemic changes that are needed in order for progressive teaching and relevant learning to take place.

Assessing Science Learning

SectioN 1: FormAtive ASSeSSmeNt and learning in the service of building students' ... Embedding Formative Assessment in a Science Curriculum Our study of ...

Author: Janet Coffey

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531401

Category: Education

Page: 488

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Mathematics Formative Assessment Volume 2

K–5: 25 formative assessment probes for the elementary classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Wiliam, D. (2011). Embedded formative assessment.

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506336647

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Everything you need to promote mathematical thinking and learning! Good math teachers have a robust repertoire of strategies to move students’ learning forward. This new volume from award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey helps you improve student outcomes with 50 all-new formative assessment classroom techniques (FACTS) that are embedded throughout a cycle of instruction. Descriptions of how the FACTs promote learning and inform teaching, including illustrative examples, support the inextricable link between instruction and learning. Useful across disciplines, Keeley and Tobey’s purposeful assessment techniques help K-12 math teachers: Promote conceptual understanding Link techniques to core ideas and practices Modify instruction for diverse learners Seamlessly embed formative assessment throughout the stages of instruction Focus on learning targets and feedback Instead of a one-size fits all approach, you can build a bridge between your students’ initial ideas and correct mathematical thinking with this one-of-a-kind resource!

Formative Assessment Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms

Embedding. Formative. Assessment. in. Multiple. Policy. Initiatives. by Janet Looney, OECD Jenny Poskitt, Massey University HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CASE STUDIES.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264007415

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Page: 282

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This study features a collection of eight case studies of exemplary cases from secondary schools as well as international literature reviews and policy analysis related to formative assessment.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Assessment developers at Stanford University worked with curriculum developers at the ... And yet the embedded formative assessments did not have an effect, ...

Author: Connie M. Moss

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612343

Category: Education

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Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don't have the necessary skills to implement it. In this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together--every day, every minute--to gather evidence of learning, always keeping in mind three guiding questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? What strategy or strategies can help me get to where I need to go? Chapters focus on the six elements of formative assessment: (1) sharing learning targets and criteria for success, (2) feedback that feeds forward, (3) student goal setting, (4) student self-assessment, (5) strategic teacher questioning, and (6) engaging students in asking effective questions. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide * "Strategic talking points" and "conversation starters" to address common misconceptions about formative assessment;* Practical classroom strategies to share with teachers; * Ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; * "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and* Questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress. As Moss and Brookhart emphasize, the goal is not to "do" formative assessment, but to embrace a major cultural change that moves away from teacher-led instruction to a "partnership of intentional inquiry" between student and teacher, with better teaching and learning as the outcome.

Outstanding Formative Assessment Culture and Practice

This chapter focusesonwholeschooldevelopmentand the embeddingof formative ... accounts of their journeys as they went about embedding formative assessment.

Author: Shirley Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471829480

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action. - Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors - Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed - Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement - Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools Chapters include: 1. Laying the foundations 2. Effective starts to lessons 3. Developing the learning 4. Effective ends to lessons 5. Whole school development

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education Georgia

In order for classroom assessment to better support learning, it is imperative that efforts to embed formative assessment receive more support.

Author: Li Richard Ruochen

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264625976

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Page: 275

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This review, developed in partnership with UNICEF, provides Georgia with recommendations to strengthen its evaluation and assessment system to focus on helping students learn. It will be of interest to countries that wish to strengthen their own evaluation and assessment systems and, in turn, improve educational outcomes.