Making Formative Assessment Work / Edition 1

Making Formative Assessment Work / Edition 1

by Kathy Hall, Winnifred Burke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0335213804

ISBN-13: 9780335213801

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

What does formative assessment look like in practice? How are formative assessment and learning connected? What are the issues involved in implementing formative assessment?

This book explains and exemplifies formative assessment in practice. Drawing on incidents and case studies from primary classrooms, it describes and analyses how teachers can use formative

Overview

What does formative assessment look like in practice? How are formative assessment and learning connected? What are the issues involved in implementing formative assessment?

This book explains and exemplifies formative assessment in practice. Drawing on incidents and case studies from primary classrooms, it describes and analyses how teachers can use formative assessment to promote learning. It argues the case for formative assessment with reference to socio-cultural perspectives on learning, and examines this in the context of current assessment policy.

Themes addressed include: feedback, the power and roles of learners and teachers in formative assessment, self and peer assessment, and sharing success criteria with learners. Individual chapters explore formative assessment across the curriculum, including literacy, numeracy, art, science, and history. In addition there are two chapters on formative assessment in the early years. Making Formative Assessment Work provides teachers, student teachers, teacher educators and researchers with a sophisticated grasp of issues in formative assessment and how they relate to the improvement of pupil learning.

About the Author:
Kathy Hall is Professor of Childhood Education at Leeds Metropolitan University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335213801
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
Learning and Assessment     4
Formative Assessment and Official Policy: Issues and Challenges     17
Formative Assessment: What are Teachers Doing?     28
Feedback, Power and the Roles of Teachers and Learners in Formative Assessment     40
Helping Learners Understand Flow Their Work is Judged     51
Formative Assessment and Literacy     63
Formative Assessment and Numeracy     75
Formative Assessment and Science: Girl-Friendly or Boy-Friendly Context?     86
Art and Design and Formative Assessment: 'How can you get a "C" on a coat-hanger sculpture?'     98
Formative Assessment and History     108
Assessing What We Value: Learning Dispositions in the Early Years     123
Playful Learning, Learning Stories and Making Assessment Visible in the Early Years     136
Level Descriptions and Opportunities for Formative Assessment (with Austin Harding)     145
Conclusion     156
References     159
Index     170

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