About the Center
For years, schools worldwide have accelerated learning, improved pedagogy, and encouraged collaboration with teacher learning communities and powerful formative assessment strategies under the guidance of Dr. Dylan Wiliam, the world’s foremost authority on formative assessment. In partnership with Learning Sciences International, Dr. Wiliam and Dylan Wiliam Center staff deliver powerful professional development on Strategic Formative Assessment to teachers and school administrators throughout North America.
Webinars & Videos
Schools report up to an 80% improvement in student engagement and accelerated learning as teachers become more skilled at strategically embedding formative assessment into classroom practice. Watch and listen to this webinar series, which started in 2014, as Dylan Wiliam describes what formative assessment is (and is not), details out the five key strategies, provides dozens of practical techniques, and introduces the Dylan Wiliam Center’s newest line of professional development, Strategic Formative Assessment, which helps teachers move the needle in this ever-changing, standards-based, academically rigorous educational environment.
POLICY PAPER: “Most district assessment systems are neither comprehensive nor balanced,” say four of the world’s top assessment experts: Susan Brookhart, Jay McTighe, Rick Stiggins, and Dylan Wiliam.
This clear, practical guide centers on five key instructional strategies, along with an overview of each strategy and practical formative assessment techniques for implemention in K-12 classrooms.
A powerful, comprehensive two-year professional development workshop on formative assessment for schools and colleges.
Dylan Wiliam stresses the importance of formative assessment as a key process for increasing teacher quality for the biggest impact on student outcomes. He looks at some of the popular initiatives that aim to increase student achievement and presents research showing that formative assessment practices have a more cost-effective impact on educational achievement than any other reforms.