Active Learning Through Formative Assessment

Central to the process of using assessment for (and as) learning is the way in which pupils become involved in all learning and assessment processes: the explanations and classroom examples in this book demonstrate why and how to do it. Drawn from across the age range, and all subjects, the examples demonstrate effective learning objectives, clear success criteria, talk partner techniques, effective questioning, quality discussion with pupils, and self- and peer evaluation of work. New themes include how to develop a growth mindset, so that pupils enjoy challenge rather than avoid it for fear of failure; how popular strategies, such as thinking skills and building learning power, complement formative assessment; advice on current national expectations for summative assessment; and planning with key skills. The book explains how to set up an action research learning team in an individual school, a cluster of schools, or any other educational setting, and how best to support classroom teachers in their journey through the culture and practice of formative assessment.

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This practical, informative, well-designed book may be useful for individual and group professional development of a range of educators, from those who work in state education agencies (SEAs) to the classroom level.