CAIRO BOOKS's Description
"This down-to-earth and timely book demonstrates that assessment is at the
very heart of the teaching and learning process. It gives highly practical
ideas and strategies to help make learning powerful and effective. It reminds
us not only about what works in classrooms but also about what works in adult
learning and informal learning too."
Steve Munby, Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership, UK
This book deals with formative assessment, that is, assessment designed to
inform and enhance learning, rather than simply produce test results and
qualifications. Formative assessment considers how pupils learn, what they
learn and why, and encourages pupils to direct their own learning.
Based on real life experiences of students and teachers, this book develops a
practical framework for thinking about formative assessment, based on a
five-year research project undertaken by Portsmouth Local Authority schools and
the University of Sussex. Rich in case studies, quotations, examples and
recommendations collected from the project, the book offers practical advice
for making formative assessment work.
Its key features include: A framework for formative assessment Focus on
professional and whole-school development Prompts for reflection Real-life
examples and case studies from work carried out by pupils, teachers, assistants
and leaders The central message is that assessment should be fundamental to the
whole learning process, and is as relevant to early years as to primary,
secondary and post-compulsory settings across the curriculum.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment is important reading for all teachers
whether undertaking initial teacher training or continuing professional