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Assessment for Learning- putting it into practice

Black, Paul; Harrison, Chris; Lee, Clara; Marshall, Bethan and William, Dylan (2003). Assessment for Learning- putting it into practice. Maidenhead, U.K.: Open university Press.

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The starting point of this book was the realisation that research studies worldwide provide hard evidence that development of formative assessment raises students’ test scores. The significant improvement in the achievements of the students in this project confirms this research, while providing teachers, teacher trainers, school heads and others leaders with ideas and advice for improving formative assessment in the classroom.

Assessment for Learning is based on a two-year project involving thirty-six teachers in schools in Medway and Oxfordshire. After a brief review of the research background and of the project itself, successive chapters describe the specific practices which teachers found fruitful and the underlying ideas about learning that these developments illustrate. Later chapters discuss the problems that teachers encountered when implementing the new practices in their classroom and give guidance for school management and LEAs about promoting and supporting the changes.

This book offers valuable insights into assessment for learning as teachers describe in their own words how they turned the ideas into practical action in their schools.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2003 The Authors
ISBN: 0-335-21297-2, 978-0-335-21297-2
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetNuffield Foundation
Not SetNot SetNSF Grant [REC-9909370]
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Education Futures
Item ID: 24157
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 08:30
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:47
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