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.
Siobhan 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.
"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
"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""
"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""