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Using formative assessment to empower students and teachers professional learning activity

Through this professional learning activity and optional extension, participants will be able to describe how the use of formative assessment can impact student acheivement. Participants will identify one strategy for implementing or further integrating formative assessment techniques in their classroom practice.

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Through this professional learning activity, participants will be able to describe how the use of formative assessment can impact student acheivement. Participants will identify one strategy for implementing or further integrating formative assessment techniques in their classroom practice.

In their widely read article “Inside the Black Box,” Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam demonstrated that improving formative assessment raises student achievement. Now they and their colleagues report on a follow-up project that has helped teachers change their practice and students change their behavior so that everyone shares responsibility for the students’ learning.

© 2004, Dylan Wiliam

Paul Black, Christine Harrison, Clare Lee, Bethan Marshall, and Dylan Wiliam, “Working Inside the Black Box: Assessment for Learning in the Classroom,” Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 86, No. 1, September 2004, pp. 9-21.

Formative assessment practices support both teachers and students in becoming purposeful decision makers. This article from The Council Chronicle (March 2014), published by the National Council of Teachers of English, shares insights from educators Cathy Fleischer and Scott Filkins about how educators can use formative assessment effectively. 

Copyright © 2014 by the National Council of Teachers of English

This section of the Framework for Teaching is used in the Using Formative Assessment to Empower Students and Teachers Professional Learning Activity.

This planning tool can be used by teachers reflecting on and developing next steps to improve their practice in Component 3d.

Standards:
Danielson Framework for Teaching 3d: Using Assessment in InstructionDanielson Framework for Teaching 4e: Growing and Developing Professionally
Educational Use: