See Dylan Wiliam’s defence of formative assessment in a previous response to David Didau.
Assessment for Learning
The Telegraph – The Government should introduce a national appraisal system in which all pupils mark teachers against a range of indicators such as motivation levels, difficulty of work, behaviour […]
OECD – How can assessment and evaluation policies work together more effectively to improve student outcomes in primary and secondary schools? This report provides an international comparative analysis and policy […]
British Journal for Educational Psychology – Assessment can be a powerful force in promoting student learning. Still, few measures exist to gauge Assessment for Learning (AFL) in the classroom. Literature […]
The Telegraph – Pupils perform better in tests if they are told the exercise is to help them learn rather than to rank them against their classmates, according to a […]
Assessment for Really Learning – Chris Watkins’ plea for assessment for learning to mean active, collaborative, learner – driven, meta-cognitive learning.
Sage – second edition now published of ‘Assessment and Learning’ edited by John Gardner.
Thousands of education videos from Teachers TV have been made available on the TES website for the first time. All 3,500 videos can be viewed for free on topics including […]
Learning and Teaching Scotland – explore the wealth of materials available from ‘Assessment is for Learning.’ Learning and Teaching Scotland – archived Curriculum for Excellence materials on assessment and achievement.
Carol Dweck’s work on self-theories and mindsets has much to contribute to our understanding of assessment for learning. The following are links providing information about Carol Dweck, her work and […]
The Misrepresentation of Assessment for Learning – a paper presented by Sue Swaffield at the AAIA Annual Conference 2009.
Dylan Wiliam’s website – including papers, publications, presentations and blog. Some papers by Dylan Wiliam: The meaning and consequences of educational assessment (conference presentation) – a keynote speech by Dylan […]
The Assessment Reform Group (ARG) has been at the forefront of challenging thinking and practice in relation to all aspects of assessment, including assessment for learning. Its aim has been […]
Assessment for learning booklets – follow this link to order Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam’s original booklet ‘Inside the Black Box’ and subsequent booklets exploring assessment for learning in specific […]
Shirley Clarke Education – follow this link for Shirley Clarke’s site containing details of courses, publications and other information.