Wiliam & Leahy's Five Formative Assessment Strategies in Action

Wiliam & Leahy's Five Formative Assessment Strategies in Action

By Kate Jones

Published 13 Sep 2021

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Written under the guidance and with the support of Dylan Wiliam, Kate Jones writes about five formative assessment strategies in action in the classroom, with a foreword from Professor John Hattie. Building on the highly successful work of Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy, ideas are shared and misconceptions with formative assessment are addressed with lots of practical advice. Formative assessment in action focuses on five evidence-informed strategies that the teacher can use to support their learners to make progress. Formative assessment can help both the teacher and student understand what needs to be learned and how this can be achieved. During the learning process, formative assessment can identify students' progress as well as highlighting gaps in their knowledge and understanding, therefore giving the teacher useful insight as to what feedback and instruction can be provided to continue to move learners forward. Formative assessment takes place during the learning process. It continually informs the teacher and student as to how learning can move forward as it is happening. This is different to summative assessment, which focuses on the evaluation of student learning at the end of the process. There's a range of case studies from different subjects and key stages to show how formative assessment can be embedded across a curriculum successfully.
Kate Jones is a teacher, experienced leader and senior associate for teaching and learning at Evidence Based Education. Kate has been a teacher for more than a decade; she spent five years teaching in Abu Dhabi and is now back home in the UK. In addition to her teaching and leadership roles, Kate is the author of seven books published with John Catt Educational: Love To Teach: research and resources for every classroom; the Retrieval Practice collection; Wiliam and Leahy's Five Formative Assessment Strategies In Action; and The Teaching Life: professional learning and career progression, co-authored with Robin Macpherson. Kate is a regular writer and contributor to various educational magazines, including TES. She has presented and worked with schools around the world, including in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong and more. You can connect with Kate via Twitter and Instagram @KateJones_Teach.
  • Author Kate Jones
  • ISBN 9781913622770
  • No. of Pages 100
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 13 Sep 2021
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