A former teacher, Emeritus Professor Wiliam has served in a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and for the last 15 years, has pursued a research program focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning. He has co-authored a major review of research evidence on formative assessment and continues to work with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.


What is Formative Assessment?

A large and growing evidence base suggests helping teachers to develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of the most powerful ways to support student learning, if not the most powerful. Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam will explore:

Why an increase in educational achievement is needed: what’s been tried, and why it hasn’t worked

What formative assessment is (and isn’t) and why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school

Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment

How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities



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