Formative Assessment

Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This study features a collection of eight case studies of exemplary cases from secondary schools as well as international literature reviews and policy analysis related to formative assessment – the frequent assessments of student progress to identify learning needs and shape teaching.  It examines such issues as benefits and barriers for using formative assessment, policy frameworks and implications, and formative assessment in practice.  Achievement gains attributed to formative assessment are reported as being quite high, but it is not yet practiced systematically.  This book makes the case for use of formative assessment and shows how it can be put into practice.

25 Jan 2005 282 pages English Also available in: French, Hungarian 9789264007413 (PDF)

Author(s): OECD