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Unit 5: A Balanced Assessment System

“What Formative Assessment Can and Can’t Do” by Dylan Wiliam:

 “A Pleasant Surprise,” Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam, Phi Delta Kappan, Volume 92, Number 1 September 2010          

“Inside the Black Box”, Phi Delta Kappan, October 1998 and “Working Inside the Black Box”, Phi Delta Kappan, September 2004

Journey to Excellence Web site (search for Dylan Wiliam for multiple video clips on the topic of formative assessment, peer assessment, and feedback that promotes learning):

Teaching Channel Web site (CCSS resources for teachers; video clips of classroom instruction):

National Academies Press, Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment, 2001 (information on the work of the Committee on the Foundations of Assessment, James W. Pellegrino, Naomi Chudowsky, and Robert Glaser):

Formative Assessment, Making it Happen in the Classroom, Margaret Heritage, Corwin Publishers, 2007 (learn more about the “Sources of Data” graphic and classroom formative assessment practices).

CCSSO Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (FAST) Web site:

Learn more about the role of formative assessment practices in:

Transformative Assessment, W. James Popham, ASCD, 2008 

Formative Assessment in Practice, Margaret Heritage, Harvard Education Press, 2013

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, Connie M. Moss and Susan Brookhart, ASCD, 2009 

Embedded Formative Assessment, Dylan Wiliam, Solution Tree, 20

Explore the topic of Student-Involved Assessment:

Leading the Way to Making Classroom Assessment Work, Anne Davies with Sandra Herbst and Beth Parrot, Connections Publishing, 2008