Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom  book cover
1st Edition

Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom

ISBN 9781138824508
Published March 9, 2015 by Routledge
206 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

USD $29.95

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Book Description

The main feature of an outstanding lesson is that all students make progress. Taking the structure of a lesson as the starting point, this book demonstrates how assessment for learning can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process. Including chapters on embedding assessment during each phase of the lesson, using assessment data to inform planning, questioning techniques and feedback, the book will help you to use assessment effectively to produce outstanding results.

Packed full of practical strategies, this book shows you how you can make assessment meaningful in the classroom, directly impacting your students and creating a more autonomous learning environment. It is written specifically with the class teacher in mind and draws on a range of different examples across many subjects to deliver ideas that can be translated with ease to everyday teaching practices.

With a strong focus on including assessment practices in the planning process to achieve outstanding results, this book covers:

  • assessment for learning and an overview of the learning cycle
  • practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom
  • marking, feedback and using data to drive learning
  • embedding assessment for learning in your classroom, department and school

An effective guide for outstanding teaching and learning, this book offers an innovative approach and is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to apply in the classroom, proving essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.

Table of Contents

1.What do we mean by assessment for learning? 2. Sequencing and planning for learning 3. Assessment for learning: the start of the lesson 4. Using assessment to drive learning in the main body of the lesson 5. The final challenge. The final assessment 6. Assessment through questioning 7. Marking and feedback 8. Using data to drive learning 9. Embedding Assessment for Learning

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Jayne Bartlett has worked in education for over ten years in a range of schools with roles at senior leadership level and is currently working freelance as an independent teaching and learning trainer and consultant.


'This innovative approach, with its practical advice and wide range of activities will be equally valuable to new and to experienced teachers; newer teachers especially will appreciate the confidence the approach will give them. Using this practical book across the school can help teachers ensure a consistency in approaching and reporting, giving results which are consistent across the whole school thereby increasing their value and reliability. Aimed at secondary teachers, this is an excellent staffroom resource which will stimulate discussion and improve practice.'- Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch