Improving Student Achievement
A practical guide to assessment for learning
Author: Toni Glasson
Format: 144 pp book
ISBN: 9781742003078 SCIS No: 1363662
Publisher: Education Services Australia 2008
Audience: Professional reference
Audience year level
This book provides practical guidance for teachers to help them use assessment for learning effectively in the classroom. It explains how a focus on learning intentions, success criteria, effective teacher and peer feedback, strategic questioning, student self-assessment and the formative use of summative assessment, helps teachers to encourage students to take more responsibility for their learning, thereby improving performance.
The material in this book supports the Assessment for Learning website to be found at www.assessmentforlearning.edu.au
The Assessment for Learning project has 4 DVDs available in the suite:
- Strategic Questioning $49.95
- Peer Feedback and Student Self-assessment $49.95
- Effective Feedback $49.95
- Putting It All Together $69.95
The Putting It All Together DVD brings all elements of formative assessment into one practical classroom-oriented DVD for both primary and secondary teachers.
Research has confirmed that Assessment for Learning is a powerful tool that can raise teaching and learning standards - but how do teachers get started?
This book provides practical guidance for teachers in the way that they consider and use assessment in the classroom. It highlights the learning partnership between students and teachers as they plan, set goals, and respond to feedback to improve student learning and teaching focus.
Students are introduced to key strategies, including: strategic questioning, thinking to guide powerful learning and effective feedback, which includes peer feedback and self-assessment.
Improving Student Achievement through Assessment for Learning is a an excellent resource for teachers of all levels who are looking to incorporate Assessment for Learning into their pedagogy to ensure future success.