Why do we do it?
WHY #1: Dylan Wiliam's model for formative assessment has roles for the teachers, peers and learners.
WHY #2: This presentation, prepared by Barbara Reynolds, highlights the key aspects to keep in mind when planning learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback. Click here to download
WHY # 3 This presentation by Burwood PS shows the key things to keep in mind when creating Learning Intentions. Click here to download
How do we do it?
HOW #1: Practical examples that you could use for each of the 5 key strategies for formative assessment
HOW 2: Self-regulation and instant feedback to the teacher about "How am I going?"
HOW #3: Prepared by the teachers of Sefton Infant, this document gives practical examples of how to engineeer effective discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning.
HOW #4 In the REAL framework, you'll find a great resource - a range of questions that students could use to reflect on their own learning.
WHY#4: This is the best thing you'll ever hear or read about feedback. Dylan Wiliam explains the key principles.
This video shows a teacher unpacking the Learning Intentions to ensure student understanding
A fabulous summary of each step of the formative assessment process with tips for each. Click here to download
LESSON PLANNING PROFORMA: This lesson planning sheet encourages you too think carefully about the purpose of a new formative assessment technique you are going to use. A key question is: "What are you going to do less of?" Click here to download
HOW#5 Five tips in 3 minutes! This video tells you how to give good feedback.
WHAT ENABLES FA?: This research article investigates what needs to be in place for teachers to effectively implement formative assessment. An important read for school leaders. Click here to download
EVALUATING PRACTICE: An excellent summary from the Scottish Education Authority describes best practice for formative assessment. Click here to download