• Education

Active Learning Through Formative Assessment


Author: Shirley Clarke
Publisher: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780340974452
Category: Education
Page: 172
View: 8269
Down to earth, practical and direct, Active Learning Through Formative Assessment gives you the essential 'how to' information you need, with clear principles and theory to underpin the wealth of practical advice and examples. - Maximises pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking - Packed with practical advice across all subjects from early years to secondary - Clearly explains how to use formative assessment to promote active learning in primary and secondary classrooms - Well-chosen examples flag up the practical 'implementation' issues across the full age and subject range. They exemplify effective learning objectives, clear success criteria, talk partner techniques, effective questioning, quality discussion with pupils, and self- and peerevaluation of work - Shows how best to support teachers in implementing eff ective formative assessment across the whole school, a cluster of schools or any other educational setting, and how best to support class teachers in their journey through the culture and practice of formative assessment Themes include: - how to develop a 'growth mindset', so that pupils enjoy challenges rather than avoid them - how popular strategies such as 'thinking skills' and 'building learning power' complement formative assessment - planning with key skills

    • Study Aids

Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practice


Author: Shirley Clarke
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471829480
Category: Study Aids
Page: 224
View: 2599
Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action. - Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors - Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed - Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement - Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools Chapters include: 1. Laying the foundations 2. Effective starts to lessons 3. Developing the learning 4. Effective ends to lessons 5. Whole school development

    • Education

Formative Assessment in the Secondary Classroom


Author: Shirley Clarke
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340887660
Category: Education
Page: 165
View: 4658
This highly practical guide focuses on learning objectives, effective questioning and feedback as the key elements of formative assessment - assessment for learning - in the secondary classroom. Taking forward core themes developed in Unlocking Formative Assessment, Shirley Clarke shows how marking and feedback complete the 'learning loop' which starts with learning intentions and success criteria. The ways in which pupils are told what is expected of them, how well they are doing, and how their efforts are appraised, lie at the heart of effective assessment for learning. Shirley Clarke explains first how to formulate, and communicate, clear learning intentions and the types of success criteria to which pupils can relate. She then explores the use of questioning as a tool for effective teaching, before looking at classroom interaction and how pupils respond to written, oral and 'incidental' feedback. Different approaches to marking, including self- and paired marking, are then considered as one aspect of feedback, which in turn can underpin pupil self-evaluation and target setting. Down to earth and direct, and with examples from across the secondary curriculum, this book shows how formative assessment can bring a dramatic culture shift to teaching and learning in your own classroom.

    • Education

Formative Assessment in Action

Weaving the Elements Together
Author: Shirley Clarke
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340907825
Category: Education
Page: 134
View: 2173
This follow-up to Shirley Clarke's hugely popular Unlocking Formative Assessment focuses on bringing it all together in the primary classroom & how to weave all the elements of formative assessment, coherently and manageably, into everyday teaching. Uniquely, this book develops whole-lesson examples to showcase the key elements of formative assessment in action. Each chapter defines powerful aspects of formative assessment which are then exemplified in a teacher&s own short account of a real lesson or series of lessons: how to establish clear learning objectives and success criteria; how to use questioning to transform the lesson focus and elevate thinking and learning; how to encourage self- and peer evaluation; and how to incorporate effective feedback into the lesson format through modelling and self- and paired marking. Throughout, Shirley’s commentary and analysis draw on extensive classroom feedback from her teacher action-research teams across the UK, highlighting new ideas and good practice as formative assessment continues to develop and evolve. The formative assessment elements are illustrated with examples, diagrams and classroom realia, while summaries and INSET suggestions are provided at the end of each chapter. Ways of strengthening headteacher and LEA support and implementation strategies are also examined. Above all, this book will give teachers new confidence to experiment, analyse and modify their practice, to make formative assessment work in their own classrooms.

    • Education

Enhancing Learning through Formative Assessment and Feedback


Author: Alastair Irons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134152078
Category: Education
Page: 174
View: 7091
This book is based on the argument that detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students. It helps to clarify the expectations of higher education and assist all students to achieve their potential. This book promotes student learning through formative assessment and feedback, which: enables self-assessment and reflection in learning encourages teacher-student dialogue helps clarify what is good performance provides students with quality information to help improve their learning encourages motivation and self-confidence in students aids the teacher in shaping teaching Underpinned by the relevant theory, the practical advice and examples in this book directly address the issues of how to motivate students to engage in formative assessment effectively and shows teachers how they can provide further useful formative feedback.

    • Effective teaching

Unlocking Formative Assessment

Practical Strategies for Enhancing Students' Learning in the Primary and Intermediate Classroom
Author: Shirley Clarke,Helen Timperley,John Hattie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781869589615
Category: Effective teaching
Page: 160
View: 480
This book is a practical guide to implementing assessment strategies that will engage with and support children's learning, improve progress and raise confidence and self-esteem. It explains how formative assessment can be developed as an integral element of good classroom practice by taking the core themes of planning, sharing learning intentions, pupil self-evaluation, feedback and target setting, and placing them in the context of literacy, numeracy and the New Zealand curriculum. It also looks at the use of questioning as a tool for effective teaching, ways to raise pupil's self-esteem and frameworks for monitoring progress.

    • Education

Embedded Formative Assessment


Author: Dylan Wiliam
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765012
Category: Education
Page: 200
View: 2927
Formative assessment plays an important role in increasing teacher quality and student learning when it’s viewed as a process rather than a tool. Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students.

    • Education

Science Formative Assessment

75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412941806
Category: Education
Page: 233
View: 9323
These 75 specific techniques help K–12 science teachers determine students' understanding of key concepts.

    • Education

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment

Deriving an Appropriate Model
Author: Steve Frankland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402062257
Category: Education
Page: 496
View: 3183
Assessment is the daily life of a teacher; designing plans, setting questions, giving feedback and grading are all activities that teachers undertake on a regular basis. This book provides a practical guide on the effective use of assessment. It includes the use of assessment tools and pedagogical design that help students deepen their learning. Major issues on assessment and some excellent examples are presented as a useful resource to university teachers in enhancing teaching and students' learning.

    • Education

Formative Assessment for Teaching and Learning


Author: Bill Boyle,Marie Charles
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292843
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 964
'A unique blend of scholarly research-based principles of effective formative assessment with practical suggestions for use in the classroom. The authors show how the essence of formative assessment is in teachers' responses to the substance students' understandings, with a focus on how teachers can use pedagogical strategies to move students forward toward important learning outcomes. I highly recommend the book for both researchers and practitioners. It is an engaging, in-depth, sophisticated treatment of formative assessment.' - 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 differentiation observation & evidence elicitation analysis & feedback co-construction reflective planning self-regulation 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.

    • Education

Teaching with Classroom Response Systems

Creating Active Learning Environments
Author: Derek Bruff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470596616
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 909
There is a need in the higher education arena for a book that responds to the need for using technology in a classroom of tech-savvy students. This book is filled with illustrative examples of questions and teaching activities that use classroom response systems from a variety of disciplines (with a discipline index). The book also incorporates results from research on the effectiveness of the technology for teaching. Written for instructional designers and re-designers as well as faculty across disciplines. A must-read for anyone interested in interactive teaching and the use of clickers. This book draws on the experiences of countless instructors across a wide range of disciplines to provide both novice and experienced teachers with practical advice on how to make classes more fun and more effective.”--Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University, and author, Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual “Those who come to this book needing practical advice on using ‘clickers’ in the classroom will be richly rewarded: with case studies, a refreshing historical perspective, and much pedagogical ingenuity. Those who seek a deep, thoughtful examination of strategies for active learning will find that here as well—in abundance. Dr. Bruff achieves a marvelous synthesis of the pragmatic and the philosophical that will be useful far beyond the life span of any single technology.” --Gardner Campbell, Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning, Honors College, Baylor University

    • Education

Checking for Understanding

Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom, 2nd edition
Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619224
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 9024
A teacher presents a lesson, and at the end asks students if they understand the material. The students nod and say they get it. Later, the teacher is dismayed when many of the students fail a test on the material. Why aren’t students getting it? And, just as important, why didn’t the teacher recognize the problem? In Checking for Understanding, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students’ understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, formative assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, and much more. This new 2nd edition of Checking for Understanding has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey’s work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey are the creators of the Framework for Intentional and Targeted (FIT) Teaching™. They are also the authors of numerous ASCD books, including The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning and the best-selling Enhancing RTI: How to Ensure Success with Effective Classroom Instruction and Intervention.

    • Education

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

A Guide for Instructional Leaders
Author: Connie M. Moss,Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612343
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 4982
Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don't have the necessary skills to implement it. In this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together--every day, every minute--to gather evidence of learning, always keeping in mind three guiding questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? What strategy or strategies can help me get to where I need to go? Chapters focus on the six elements of formative assessment: (1) sharing learning targets and criteria for success, (2) feedback that feeds forward, (3) student goal setting, (4) student self-assessment, (5) strategic teacher questioning, and (6) engaging students in asking effective questions. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide * "Strategic talking points" and "conversation starters" to address common misconceptions about formative assessment; * Practical classroom strategies to share with teachers; * Ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; * "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and * Questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress. As Moss and Brookhart emphasize, the goal is not to "do" formative assessment, but to embrace a major cultural change that moves away from teacher-led instruction to a "partnership of intentional inquiry" between student and teacher, with better teaching and learning as the outcome.

    • Education

Formative Assessment Strategies for Every Classroom

An ASCD Action Tool
Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416610839
Category: Education
Page: 265
View: 6734
This second edition gives you more than 60 tools--with tips and implementation steps--for creating and using formative assessments in every grade level and subject. --from publisher description

    • Education

Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading


Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542435
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 1730
Learn everything you need to know to implement an integrated system of assessment and grading. The author details the specific benefits of formative assessment and explains how to design and interpret three different types of formative assessments, how to track student progress, and how to assign meaningful grades. Detailed examples bring each concept to life, and chapter exercises reinforce the content.

    • Education

Bringing Math Students Into the Formative Assessment Equation

Tools and Strategies for the Middle Grades
Author: Susan Janssen Creighton,Cheryl Rose Tobey,Eric Karnowski,Emily R. Fagan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483385965
Category: Education
Page: 312
View: 8394
Make formative assessment work for you—and your math students! Finally, formative assessment that adds up! This research-based, teacher-tested guide, written specifically for middle school mathematics teachers, will help you teach more effectively and turn your students into self-regulated learners. As you implement instructional strategies, your students will start monitoring, assessing, and communicating about their own progress. Features include: A clear and manageable six-aspect instructional model Detailed strategies for helping students own their successes Real-life examples from middle school mathematics teachers Useful resources and a companion website to help you implement formative assessment in your classroom

    • Education

Enriching Feedback in the Primary Classroom

Oral and Written Feedback from Teachers and Children
Author: Shirley Clarke
Publisher: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780340872581
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 2360
Shirley Clarke explains how to make full and effective use of oral and written feedback acirc;euro;" including marking strategies acirc;euro;" to promote children's learning in the primary classroom. Marking and other forms of classroom feedback to pupils can actively boost self-esteem, motivate and actively promote learning acirc;euro;" or it can demoralise and alienate. The ways in which pupils can be involved in and told what is expected of them, how well they are doing and what to do next, and how their efforts are appraised, lie at the heart of effective assessment for learning. Drawing on classroom research, and with a focus on practical issues and examples from across the primary curriculum, this book offers clear strategies for purposeful marking and effective feedback. Shirley Clarke shows how marking and feedback complete the acirc;euro;~learning loop' which starts with clear learning intentions and success criteria. Taking forward core themes developed in her bookUnlocking Formative Assessment, she contrasts traditional and alternative approaches, showing how children respond to written, oral and acirc;euro;~incidental' feedback. She explores different ways of marking, including pupil and paired marking, and explains which are most effective acirc;euro;" and why. INSET suggestions and advice on implementing a whole-school feedback policy (including liaising with parents) are also included. Please click on the link below to access the photocopiable INSET resource sheets: http://authorpages.hoddersystems.com/enriching/

    • Computers

Formative Assessment, Learning Data Analytics and Gamification

In ICT Education
Author: Santi Caballé,Robert Clarisó
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128036672
Category: Computers
Page: 382
View: 7346
Formative Assessment, Learning Data Analytics and Gamification: An ICT Education discusses the challenges associated with assessing student progress given the explosion of e-learning environments, such as MOOCs and online courses that incorporate activities such as design and modeling. This book shows educators how to effectively garner intelligent data from online educational environments that combine assessment and gamification. This data, when used effectively, can have a positive impact on learning environments and be used for building learner profiles, community building, and as a tactic to create a collaborative team. Using numerous illustrative examples and theoretical and practical results, leading international experts discuss application of automatic techniques for e-assessment of learning activities, methods to collect, analyze, and correctly visualize learning data in educational environments, applications, benefits and challenges of using gamification techniques in academic contexts, and solutions and strategies for increasing student participation and performance. Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to EI-Compendex and SCOPUS Discusses application of automatic techniques for e-assessment of learning activities Presents strategies to provide immediate and useful feedback on students’ activities Provides methods to collect, analyze, and correctly visualize learning data in educational environments Explains the applications, benefits, and challenges of using gamification techniques in academic contexts Offers solutions to increase students’ participation and performance while lowering drop-out rates and retention levels

    • Education

The Formative Assessment Action Plan

Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning
Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661169X
Category: Education
Page: 153
View: 8419
Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher reveal how to create a failsafe assessment system that leads to purposeful lessons, clear indicators of student understanding, and forms of feedback that improve student performance. --from publisher description.

    • Education

Formative Assessment Strategies for Enhanced Learning in Science, K-8


Author: Elizabeth Hammerman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296296X
Category: Education
Page: 129
View: 473
Ideal for preservice and inservice teachers, this user-friendly resource demonstrates how to use formative assessments to guide instruction and evaluate student learning in standards-based science.