Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

Synopsis

For a definitive guide to formative assessment what it is, how it works, and why you want to use it in your school or classroom look no further than this foundational book by a renowned expert. W. James Popham clarifies the unique ability of formative assessment to transform education into a more powerful and positive process. Get step-by-step guidance in how to use formative assessments to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.

Excerpt

This is a book about classroom assessment, but it’s not about giving tests. Really, it’s a book about instruction, because classroom assessment can fundamentally transform the way a teacher teaches.

The foregoing paragraph, though modest in length, sets forth what some might regard as a meaningfully immodest aspiration. Any time an author predicts that a book can help bring about a fundamental transformation in anything, you’re usually dealing with an author in need of reality therapy. Why do I claim this book about classroom assessment can trigger a fundamental transformation in someone’s teaching? I do it because I believe that claim to be stone-cold true.

This book about the transformative power of formative assessment is written not for scholars but for educational practitioners, the teachers and administrators who staff our schools. If you are a teacher, here are the sorts of questions I hope you will be able to answer after reading this book:

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