Embedded Formative Assessment Perfect Paperback – 1 Jan 2011
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About the Author
Dylan Wiliam, PhD, is a consultant who works with educators in the United Kingdom and North America to develop effective, research-based formative assessment practices. He is former deputy director of the Institute of Education at the University of London. From teaching in urban public schools to directing a large-scale testing program to serving in university administration, his professional path has led to a variety of positions at the forefront of education. Dr. Wiliam is also senior research director of the Learning and Teaching Research Center at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. During his early years of teaching in private and inner-city classrooms, Dr. Wiliam focused on physics and mathematics. He later joined the faculty of Chelsea College, University of London, which later became part of King's College London. Here, he worked on developing innovative assessment schemes in mathematics before accepting leadership of the King's College Mathematics Education Program. For three years, Dr. Wiliam served as the academic coordinator of the Consortium for Assessment and Testing in Schools, which developed a variety of assessments for the national curriculum of England and Wales. He then returned to King's College to serve as Dean of the School of Education before being promoted as assistant principal of the university. He co-authored a major review of research evidence on formative assessment with Paul Black and has worked with many teachers in the United Kingdom and United States on developing formative assessment practices to support learning. In addition to a doctor of education, Dr. Wiliam holds numerous degrees in mathematics and mathematics education.
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Top Customer Reviews
The first chapter is a gem that makes the case that the best way of improving our education system is to improve the teaching of the current teachers in that system: the "love the one you're with" strategy. The rest of the book looks at practical ways to do the following
* Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and success criteria.
* Eliciting evidence of learners' achievement
* Providing feedback that moves learning forward
* Activating students as instructional resources for one another
* Activating students as owners of their own learning.
This book is written by the world's expert on formative assessment, yet it is so practical, and when I've told teachers about the methods they are inspired and ready to try them. I write books myself on teaching methods and I'm not easily impressed, but you have to have this book. It will make a great difference to your students and to you.
One of the best in formative assessment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good read. This allows the reader to dig deeper into the necessity for formative assessment and how to understand the theoretical and practical nature of its implementation.Published 14 days ago by BSpotter
Clear and informative. Some excellent advice for teachers to improve learning.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Kunde
A good balance between research and practical advice
Some thought provoking findings however the book seems to have been written for an American audience.
This book should be read by aspiring teachers, but also senior management who can take their lead from strategies that will develop teaching in their schoolsPublished 7 months ago by Reviewer
Recommended for teachers of any stage, to any age. Contains fascinating research as well as practical ideas. Easy to read and will make you want to go out and try the ideas.Published 9 months ago by Hana
not enough practical advice for me - too much analysis of researchPublished 11 months ago by joss40
This is a book that I will refer to and draw inspiration from many times. I especially like the concept of Assessment being the bridge between teaching and learning.Published 11 months ago by John