Formative Assessment for Teaching and Learning
- Bill Boyle - Education Consultant, The World Bank
- Marie Charles - Director, Many Faces in Teaching Research Organisation [MFIT]
Assessment in Early Childhood | Tests & Measurement
- James H. McMillan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Formative Assessment (AFL) supplies the strategy to support effective teaching, and to make learning deep and sustained. This book shows how to develop your planning for learner-centred day-to-day teaching and learning situations through an understanding of formative teaching, learning and assessment.
Within each chapter, based on real teaching situations, the strategies of the 'formative assessment toolkit' are identified and analysed:
- guided group teaching
- observation & evidence elicitation
- analysis & feedback
- reflective planning
- dialogue & dialogic strategies.
The principles set out in this book can be applied to any age or stage in education, but will be particularly useful to current practising teachers, students following international and national teacher training courses; CPD or in-service work; and MEd and MA post-graduate assessment/teaching and learning modules.
this is good for students to refer to for part of the criteria
A very good book for the Primary Education and Supporting Learning modules.
An excellent book explaining the importance of formative assessment on the learning process.
This supports professional studies and professional practice modules with ITE programmes.
A useful read to support students understanding and development of formative assessment. particularly interesting for those on teaching placement in schools looking for new and innovative ways of embedding formative assessment into their planning
Useful for those who want to do further reading on the theory of assessment, beyond the basics. The case studies are school based and so less engaging for college based teachers, but there is still a wealth of relevant information.
An excellent book explaining the importance of formative assessment on the learning process. Essential for those who wish their learners to get the best for their learners
This book is a great help to anyone working in the classroom and will be an asset to anyone about to engage in a L3 course of study in STL/s. Unit 307 is all based around assessment for learning and this book will be invaluable as a reference tool. There are lots of links to theorists as well as research making referencing so easy. I have already used it myself and directed learners to it. I will be recommending it as a resource for the college library.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: What is Formative Assessment?