Teaching, Learning and Assessment by John Blanchard
Steve Munby, Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership, UK
This book deals with formative assessment, that is, assessment designed to inform and enhance learning, rather than simply produce test results and qualifications. Formative assessment considers how pupils learn, what they learn and why, and encourages pupils to direct their own learning.
Based on real life experiences of students and teachers, this book develops a practical framework for thinking about formative assessment, based on a five-year research project undertaken by Portsmouth Local Authority schools and the University of Sussex. Rich in case studies, quotations, examples and recommendations collected from the project, the book offers practical advice for making formative assessment work.
Its key features include:
Teaching, Learning and Assessment is important reading for all teachers whether undertaking initial teacher training or continuing professional development.