Active Assessment in English: Thinking Learning and Assessment In English, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Active Assessment in English

Thinking Learning and Assessment In English, 1st Edition

By Brenda Keogh, John Dabell, Stuart Naylor


188 pages

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Paperback: 9781843124696
pub: 2007-07-12
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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.

An interactive CD ROM accompanies the book 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.


'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

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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
EDUCATION / Professional Development