Black, P., Harrison, C., Lee, C., Marshall, B., & Wiliam, D. (2003). Assessment for learning: Putting it into practice. New York, NY: Open University Press.
This book explores the benefits of assessment for learning and demonstrates how teachers and researchers can work together to implement formative assessment strategies to improve teaching and learning. Findings presented in this book are from the experiences of teachers involved in a two-year project designed to improve formative assessment practices in the classroom. The authors describe the assessment practices that teachers found most effective as well as challenges and frustrations that arose during implementation. The authors include practical examples to demonstrate how to use these strategies and explain why these strategies are effective. Additionally, study results provide further evidence that formative assessment practices lead to improvements in student achievement. This book is designed for teachers, administrators, or anyone else who hopes to raise standards in education by including assessment for learning in the classroom.
Action for Learning, Culture of Collaboration, Professional Development