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1st Edition

Active Assessment in English
Thinking Learning and Assessment In English

ISBN 9781843124696
Published October 1, 2007 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

Everybody seems to be talking about Assessment for Learning. This book shows you how to do it.

The thinking behind the highly influential ‘Assessment for Learning’ approach is translated into usable and practical strategies for all those teaching literacy in primary and secondary classrooms.

The authors show how thinking, learning and assessment can be linked together in a creative and integrated fashion, so that thinking promotes learning, learning enables assessment to take place and assessment acts as a stimulus to both thinking and learning.

Concise teachers’ notes for a broad range of dynamic techniques explain for each:

  • what the approach is
  • how you use it for assessment
  • how you can manage it in the classroom
  • how it helps with learning.

Downloadable resources are included with all of the activities and ideas that can be used on Interactive Whiteboards. Active Assessment for English will prove inspiring reading for all literacy teachers at primary and secondary levels, LEA advisers and inspectors.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction, Assessment and Learning  1. Assessment and Teaching  2. Assessment and Recording  3. Creating the Right Environment  Part 2: Examples of Active Assessment Strategies  Part 3: References and Bibliography

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Brenda Keogh and Stuart Naylor are writers, consultants and INSET providers for Millgate House Publishing and Consultancy Ltd.

John Dabell was a primary teacher in London and the Midlands before training as an Ofsted inspector. He now works for Millgate House Publishing and Consultancy Ltd as a teacher trainer, writer and project manager. John contributes high quality INSET and consultancy to schools and LEAs and writes vigorously within Maths, Science and English.


'One of the key successes of this resource is that the activities assess the learning processes involved in childrens' learning in English, not just the analysis of written outcomes, as is so often the case ... I think this is a very useful resource for assessing active learning in English. It would be a useful purchase for the latter end of Key Stage 2.' - Teacher Review, Literacy Time Plus