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Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment
Making It Happen in the Classroom

Second Edition

September 2021 | 176 pages | Corwin

Develop the knowledge and skills needed for successful formative assessment

Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students to keep learning moving forward. In the 10 years since the first edition of Formative Assessment was published, the practice has become a mainstay in classrooms, but that does not mean that it is easy.

Education expert Margaret Heritage walks readers through every step of implementation and offers numerous examples that illustrate formative assessment practices across a range of subjects and grade levels. She explains how to articulate learning progressions, goals, and success criteria; select assessment strategies and provide quality feedback; engage students in self-assessment and self-management; and create an environment that values feedback as part of the learning process. Based on the latest research, this second edition addresses:

  • College and career readiness standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Equity and individual learning needs
  • Discipline-based and student-centered formative assessment
  • Social and emotional learning

Written for teachers and those who support them, this book will help all educators develop the skills necessary to get students on the path to success.

About the Author
About the Contributing Author
Chapter 1: Clarifying Formative Assessment
Chapter 2: Mediating Factors for Learning Supported by Formative Assessment
Chapter 3: A Wider Lens on Formative Assessment
Chapter 4: Learning Goals and Success Criteria
Chapter 5: Eliciting and Using Evidence
Chapter 6: Feedback to Students
Chapter 7: Developing and Deepening Formative Assessment Knowledge and Skills (Co-Written With E. Caroline Wylie)
Key features
  • Offers specific examples of the formative assessment process in action in a range of subject areas
  • Addresses the place of formative assessment within the broader assessment picture
  • Discusses and gives examples of effective feedback as an essential part of formative assessment
  • Shows how to engage students in self-assessment and self-management so they can participate in keeping their learning on course
  • Examines how educators and school leaders can support classroom implementation of formative assessment

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