Resources – Books & Media

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Creating the Schools Our Children Need

In the book Creating the Schools Our Children Need, Dr. Dylan Wiliam analyzes how American schools are allocating energy and resources right now, and the concrete suggestions supported by research that we can do instead. Dr. Wiliam breaks down these suggestions, and the research behind them, into easily understood and implementable improvements for every school district.

Leadership for Teacher Learning

Leading education authority Dylan Wiliam explains how formative assessment, when applied properly, helps to create a structured and rigorous learning environment that increases student achievement. He also presents compelling research to give readers a clear picture of:

  • Changes in classroom practice that are likely to increase learning
  • Differentiated instruction (DI) and response to intervention (RTI)
  • Group leadership’s role in ensuring productive collaboration
  • Strategies to integrate formative assessment into teacher evaluation

Wiliam also discusses why efforts to change classroom practice have been relatively unsuccessful and explores specific classroom tactics that tend to raise student achievement.

Embedding Formative Assessment

Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions. This clear, practical guide for teachers centers on five key instructional strategies, along with an overview of each strategy and practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in K-12 classrooms.

Embedded Formative Assessment

A National Best Seller

“A must-have, must-read, must-put-into-immediate-action book for every teacher, principal, and network leader. Dylan has made powerful coaching learning ideas accessible in a highly engaging way and makes the development of a learning system possible.”

–Linda Kaser, Center for Innovative Educational Leadership

Embedding Formative Assessment Pack

A two-year professional development pack for schools and colleges: teacher learning communities in action.

Provides materials online to support 2 years of professional development workshops on formative assessment.

Embedding Formative Assessment Quick Reference Guide

An at-a-glance summary of some of the most effective formative assessment techniques for each of five strategies.

Embedding Formative Assessment Pack

A handy collection of the book and matching quick reference guide by Dylan Wiliam and Siobhán Leahy.