Formative Assessment

Greg Ashman: An interview with Dylan Wiliam

Originally posted on Dylan Wiliam is a world authority on formative assessment and Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the UCL Institute of Education in London. His popular book on formative assessment, Embedded Formative Assessment, was recently released as a revised edition and his latest book, Creating the Schools our Children Need, critically examines the ways we […]

Policy Paper: Comprehensive and Balanced Assessment Systems

“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. By that, they mean that assessment systems in most American schools are doing students a disservice—even hindering their progress—by failing to provide meaningful, relevant, sufficient information to learners and […]

Press Conference: Comprehensive and Balanced Assessment Systems

Invited Guests of Dylan Wiliam Most district assessment systems are neither comprehensive nor balanced. They’re not providing meaningful, relevant, sufficient information to students and teachers. They’re not helping educators elicit, gather, and interpret the evidence they need to make minute-to-minute decisions that, research shows, are key to improving learning. And grading practices are, in many […]

Dylan Wiliam: A move to combat ‘folk teaching’

Featuring Dylan Wiliam, author of Creating the Schools our Children Need and best-seller Embedding Formative Assessment.This article was originally published on on Oct 30, 2018. Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads A move to combat ‘folk teaching,’ conference connecting teachers with researchers comes to Pa. On Saturday morning in North Philadelphia, a confident British man named Dylan Wiliam stood before about […]

EFA Pack Webinar

How Formative Assessment drove down PD costs to almost nil and increased learning by 25% A great deal of research focuses on what we might call the researcher’s question: “If teachers do this, do children learn more?” The problem is we need to be sure whether formative assessment causes higher achievement or not. It could […]

Forbes Magazine: Expert Dylan Wiliam Comments on Teacher Strikes for Smaller Classrooms

This article was originally published in Forbes Magazine. Article written by Natalie Wexler   Striking teachers in Los Angeles are complaining about the number of students in their classes, which can go as high as 46. While many teachers and parents see benefits in smaller classes, they’re costly, and the evidence they boost achievement is slim. […]

Dylan Wiliam

Teacher Learning is Every Leader’s Priority

LSI author Dylan Wiliam sits down with Ollie Lovell of ERRR (Education Research Reading Room) to discuss his book Leadership for Teacher Learning. Dylan Wiliam is author of the best-selling book Embedding Formative Assessment, and his newest bookCreating the Schools Our Children Need: Why What We’re Doing Right Now Won’t Help Much And What We Can Do Instead. In today’s episode […]