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Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K-12 Classrooms Paperback – 21 May 2015

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"Loaded with real-world advice, "Embedding Formative Assessment" offers bulls-eye guidelines about how to make formative assessment sizzle." -- W. James Popham "professor emeritus at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, author of "Classroom Assessment""

"This book offers almost unlimited potential for increasing student learning and achievement. Wiliam and Leahy present formative assessment as a dynamic partnership between teachers and students, blending guiding principles with practical activities that demonstrate how best to match instructional purpose with tools and techniques." -- Jackie Walsh "educational consultant, coauthor of "Quality Questioning""

"Wiliam and Leahy have done it again! 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." -- Susan M. Brookhart "senior research associate, Duquesne University, author of "Performance Assessment""

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Dylan Wiliam is one of the world's foremost education authorities. He has helped to successfully implement classroom formative assessment in thousands of schools all over the world, including the United States, Singapore, Sweden, Australia, and the United Kingdom. A two-part BBC series, "The Classroom Experiment," tracked Dr. Wiliam's work at one British middle school, showing how formative assessment strategies empower students, significantly increase engagement, and shift classroom responsibility from teachers to their students so that students become agents of and collaborators in their own learning. Siobhán Leahy, MS, was a principal of three secondary schools for 17 years. She has practical experience with embedding classroom formative assessment through implementation of teacher learning communities. She is co-author and developer, with Dylan Wiliam on several publications. She received her Master of Science from South Bank University, London, and her Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick, UK.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Learning Sciences International (21 May 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 266 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1941112293
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1941112298
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.53 x 1.52 x 25.15 cm
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Dylan Wiliam, PhD, is a consultant who works with educators all over the world to develop effective, research-based teaching. He is former deputy director (Provost) of the Institute of Education at the University of London. From teaching in urban public schools to directing a large-scale testing program to serving in university administration, his professional path has led to a variety of positions at the forefront of education.

After completing an undergraduate degree in science and mathematics, he taught mathematics, science and English in private and urban public schools for eight years during which time he gained further degrees in mathematics and mathematics education. In 1984 he joined the faculty of Chelsea College, University of London, which later became part of King's College London. Here, he worked on developing innovative assessment schemes in mathematics before taking on the leadership of the College's mathematics teacher preparation program.

From 1989 to 1991, Dr. Wiliam served as the academic coordinator of the Consortium for Assessment and Testing in Schools, which developed a variety of assessments for the national curriculum of England and Wales. He then returned to King's College to serve as Dean of the School of Education before being promoted to assistant principal of the college. From 2003 to 2006 Dr. Wiliam was senior research director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.

During his academic career, he has written over 300 books, chapters and articles including a major review of research on formative assessment coauthored with Paul Black. He left the University of London in 2010 to focus on working more directly with teachers, and now spends his time working with teachers all over the world on improving teaching and learning. He lives physically in Princeton, NJ and virtually at You can follow him on Twitter at @dylanwiliam.

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