Formative assessment : getting the focus right

  title={Formative assessment : getting the focus right},
  author={Dylan Wiliam},
Writing in 1967, Michael Scriven suggested two roles that evaluation might play. On the one hand, “ it may have a role in the on-going improvement of the curriculum” (Scriven, 1967 p.41) while in another role, “ the evaluation process may serve to enable administrators to decide whether the entire finished curriculum, refined by use of the evaluation process in its first role, represents a sufficiently significant advance on the available alternatives to justify the expense of adoption by a… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures and tables from this paper.
9 Citations
16 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 16 references

Integrating assessment with instruction : what will it take to make it work ?

  • D. Wiliam, M. Thompson
  • 2006
2 Excerpts

Classroom assessment : minutebyminute and daybyday

  • S. Leahy, C. Lyon, M. Thompson, D. Wiliam
  • Educational Leadership
  • 2005

Situating teachers ' instructional practices in the institutional setting of the school and district

  • P. Cobb, K. McClain, T. d. S. Lamberg, C. Dean
  • Educational Researcher
  • 2003

Change leadership : planning , conceptualization and perception

  • J. MacBeath, P. Mortimore
  • Improving school effectiveness
  • 2001

Connecting early language and literacy to later reading (dis)abilities: evidence, theory and practice

  • H. Press. Scarborough
  • school effectiveness (pp. 122-137)
  • 2001
2 Excerpts

Translating teaching practice into improved student achievement

  • J. A. Supovitz
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…