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The Assessment and Learning Pocketbook (Teachers' Pocketbooks) [Paperback]

Ian Smith , Phil Hailstone
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1 Jan 2007 1903776759 978-1903776759
Good assessment focuses mainly on improvement and is used to support progress. It helps learners to know how well they have learned and provides feedback on how they can do better; it encourages learners to support and help each other; it builds self-motivation, self-confidence and self-reliance. Sound familiar? These are the principles of formative assessment. They're at the heart of the national Assessment for Learning initiative and they form the core of the "Assessment & Learning Pocketbook". You know the theory but how do you turn it into practice? That's where Ian Smith comes in. Let Ian explain the difference between formative and summative assessment. Let him walk you through writing and sharing learning intentions and success criteria; promoting high quality interaction in lessons, verbal and written feedback, self- and peer- assessment. You'll find classroom strategies and inspiring ideas galore.


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Teacher's Pocketbooks (1 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903776759
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903776759
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 14.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author Ian Smith runs Learning Unlimited, described by TES Scotland as "Scotland's most successful teacher development agency". He writes and publishes training materials for teachers and has worked with over 35,000 teachers in the last decade.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 5 Jan 2013
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A very good little book for getting new ideas on how assess. Good book for when starting out with teaching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Team Pressy 15 Jan 2014
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These look fantastic purchased a set of them to help our team, Teacher Education. We can't wait to try some of the ideas out with the students. Fab
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4.0 out of 5 stars Assessment for learning 29 Nov 2013
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small and handy just like the others in the series
so good ideas and useful hints that we all need reminding of once in a while
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent advice! 11 Feb 2014
By Eilidh
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This is an excellent book which breaks down assessment and learning into manageable chunks. I found the chapter on learning intentions and success criteria most useful and know I'll be referring back to this book for guidance for years to come. I'm an NQT, but this could be useful for any teacher looking for some help in this area.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Assessment for Learning Booklet 15 Feb 2013
By Amrin
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A** very good timing and delivery is fast. Exactly what I wanted for my Teaching Practice. This is a great way to save time during marking and giving comments. Highly recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 30 Dec 2012
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I really really like this small book as it explains things in a very readable manner. Practical and to the point, I learned a lot from it. Full of great ideas.
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