Dylan Wiliam Book, Embedding Formative Assessment, Available Through Learning Sciences International

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Learning Sciences International announces availability of formative assessment book by Dylan Wiliam and Siobhán Leahy.

Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K–12 Classrooms

Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K–12 Classrooms

In this highly readable book, they present five formative assessment strategies, a compelling explanation of why each is important, and scores of practical techniques and tips for how to implement them in your classroom.

Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K–12 Classrooms, by internationally respected education authorities Dylan Wiliam and Siobhán Leahy, is now available through the Learning Sciences International publishing division.

Wiliam and Leahy wrote this book to guide educators in the use of specific classroom formative assessment techniques that can be put to immediate use to improve professional practice and impact learning:

1) Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and success criteria
2) Engineering productive discussion and activities that elicit evidence of learning
3) Providing feedback that moves learners forward
4) Activating students as learning resources for each other
5) Activating students as owners of their own learning

This practical guide also provides tips, cautions, and enhancements to make a significant positive impact on student achievement.

“Wiliam and Leahy have done it again,” says Susan M. Brookhart, senior research associate at Duquesne University and author of Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do. “In this highly readable book, they present five formative assessment strategies, a compelling explanation of why each is important, and scores of practical techniques and tips for how to implement them in your classroom.”

The Learning Sciences Dylan Wiliam Center is also offering professional development based on Wiliam’s research. Strategic Formative Assessment, a series of powerful training sessions, provides deep implementation of the five key strategies for teacher change, as well as techniques for practical application. Supported by cutting-edge technology, Strategic Formative Assessment was developed to ensure that all students—not just the most confident and articulate—meet their learning goals.

Learning Sciences International, a leading provider of print, web-based, and on-site solutions for professional development and performance management in education, supports schools and educational initiatives in 11 countries, three provinces in Canada, and 40 states in the United States of America. The company currently serves 427 school districts; 5,575 school buildings; 311,000 teachers; and more than 4 million students in the United States.

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