This authoritative volume presents a state-of-the-art review of formative assessment in the classroom. World-renowned experts examine what is currently known about formative assessment and its application to teaching. The book balances theory and research with practical applications that will work with today's high-stakes accountability testing. Use this single resource to:
Keep abreast of a topic that is critical to raising student achievement in the K-12 classroom.
Implement formative assessment in the science, mathematics, English, and social studies classroom to motivate student effort and achievement.
Understand how large-scale testing policies and procedures militate against the effective use of formative assessment.
Conduct future research on formative assessment to enhance its positive influence on meaningful student learning.