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The Power of Assessment for Learning
Foreword by Dylan Wiliam
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781544361468
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2019
- Page Count: 144
- Publication date: December 13, 2019
The future of Assessment for Learning 20 years after Inside the Black Box
Twenty years after the publication of Inside the Black Box, the landmark review of formative classroom assessment, international education experts Christine Harrison and Margaret Heritage tackle assessment for learning (AfL) anew, with fresh insights gained from two decades of research, theory, and classroom practice.
The Power of Assessment for Learning: Twenty Years of Research and Practice in UK & US Classrooms examines the practices and processes of formative assessment over time in both countries, evaluates the benefits accrued to teaching and learning, and considers future developments in growing and sustaining AfL practice. It features:
- Key AfL ideas, approaches, and supports
- Vignettes of classroom practice that illustrate AfL in action in the U.K. and U.S.
- Practice-based evidence to enrich understanding of AfL from both the teacher’s and the student’s perspective
Focused on student-centeredness and rich with classroom examples, this book is a ‘sounding board’ for educators to explore and reflect on their own AfL practices and beliefs.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Dylan Wiliam
About the Authors
Chapter 1 Inside the Black Box Revisited
A New Way of Thinking About Assessment
A Systematic Review
What Is the Black Box?
Getting Into the Details
Is There Evidence That Improving Formative Assessment (AfL) Improves Standards?
Is There Evidence That There Is Room for Improvement?
Is There Evidence About How to Improve Formative Assessment (AfL)?
Improvement as a Journey
Chapter 2 A Tale of Two Countries
The Tale of the United Kingdom
Major Policy Moves in the UK
A Tale From the US
Two Countries, Two Journeys?
Chapter 3 Student Role in Assessment for Learning
Expanding Conceptions of AfL
Sociocultural Perspective and AfL
Chapter 4 Planning for Learning
Distinct Teaching Approaches
Influences on Changing Practice
Chapter 5 Transforming Classrooms
Developing AfL Practices
Chapter 6 What Still Needs to Be Explored
From Evidence-Based Practice to Practice-Based Evidence
Teachers Need to Be Vigilant for Evidence
Interactions Work in a Nuanced and Detailed Way
Funds of Knowledge