By Susan M. Brookhart The goal of grading performance assessment is to arrive at an accurate and meaningful indicator of each student’s level of achievement on the learning goals that a task was designed to exhibit. Doing this fairly and accurately however, often raises lots of questions. At the
At the 2019 Formative Assessment National Conference, the expert panel discussion (consisting of formative assessment experts Dylan Wiliam, Susan Brookhart, Jay McTighe, and Tom Guskey) will focus on one very contentious issue: GRADING. If you haven’t registered yet, reserve your spot here. 1. Marking for improvement When grading student work,
This review was originally written by Sally Coates and published in tes on June 03, 2018. Educational prophet Dylan Wiliam has words to inspire everyone This blog post has been moved to The Dylan Wiliam Center Blog. Please click here to read the full blog post. Learning Sciences InternationalWe believe
LSI author Dylan Wiliam sits down with Ollie Lovell of ERRR (Education Research Reading Room) to discuss his book Leadership for Teacher Learning. Dylan Wiliam is author of the best-selling book Embedding Formative Assessment, and his newest book Creating the Schools Our Children Need: Why What We’re Doing Right Now Won’t
Featuring Dylan Wiliam, author of Creating the Schools our Children Need and best-seller Embedding Formative Assessment. This article was originally published on witf.org on Oct 30, 2018. Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads A move to combat ‘folk teaching,’ conference connecting teachers with researchers comes to Pa. This blog post has been moved to The Dylan
Article originally published in District Administration By Shawna De La Rosa Testing impacts learners and schools in the U.S. differently than it impacts those in many other nations In most of the developed world, high-stakes tests make or break a student’s future, sometimes before the age of 12. Many countries
All those who produce tests claim that their tests are valid and reliable. Unfortunately, such claims are meaningless, because tests cannot be valid, and they cannot be reliable. A failure to understand why such claims are incorrect means that the substantial power of assessment to support learning is often lost.
By Rick Stiggins Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student achievement to inform educational decisions. The list of truly important instructional decision makers who want and need to be informed by assessment results is long and the array of decisions they face is complex. Local school district assessment
By Susan Brookhart Some conferences review and present information for audiences that aren’t familiar with it. For example, I might go to a conference to learn more about an assessment technique that already exists. But the BEST conferences create new information. The synergy of the event takes speakers’ and participants’
By Shannon Pretorius You have the most amazing math lesson planned for today. It is interactive, engaging, requires student collaboration, and you didn’t even have to spend your own money to fund it. Students will be analyzing classroom objects based on their attributes and classifying them into specific geometric categories.