The Senior Library has a collection of resources on Formative Assessment available for borrowing. These resources include books and online resources that cover a range of topics related to formative assessment, such as its benefits, strategies, and implementation. The Library's resources on formative assessment can help you enhance your knowledge, skills, and understanding of this important educational practice. If you would like help locating these resources please ask Library Staff for help at the ASK desk or via email.

So, why not borrow some of these resources today and take your formative assessment practices to the next level!

Formative assessment is a process, acted out in a formative learning cycle, that partners the teacher and the student to regularly gather evidence of learning with the express goal of improving student achievement. Formative assessment is most effective in classrooms in which the learning cycle enables students to...

Hawker Brownlow (2023). The Formative Assessment Learning Cycle. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/review/product/list/id/1457 7/

Monitor and enhance your students’ learning with Common Formative Assessment. With this book you’ll get everything you need to know to create common formative assessments and incorporate them into the practices of your professional learning community.

Learn how to design, use and respond to common formative assessments in order to become more knowledgeable about your own standards, more assessment literate, and more informed on how to develop strategies to help all students learn. And with accessible tools and templates for teams to adjust to their own needs, this is a process that will be easy to facilitate and easy to maintain...

Hawker Brownlow (2023). Common formative assessment. A toolkit for professional learning communities. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/common-formative-assessment -a-toolkit-for-professional-learning-communities.html

Provide targeted mathematics instruction for every child. These books combine formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors...Illustrate the distinction between a "traditional" assessment and an "enhanced" assessment. Describe specific differentiated activities so each student may consistently receive instruction geared to specific need. Provide teachers with "Questions to Assess" to determine what each child understands about the math concept. Show how to move students to higher-level mathematics thinking and to apply math concepts. Include extension activities to offer challenging work for children who have achieved skill mastery level...

Oberdorf, C., & Taylor-Cox, J. (2011). Using formative assessment to drive mathematics instruction in grades prek-2. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.routledge.com/Using-Formative-Assessme nt-to-Drive-Mathematics-Instruction-in-Grades-PreK -2/Taylor-Cox-Oberdorf/p/book/9781596671874

Rubrics are essential to help students learn how to learn and, when used correctly, are strong tools that support and enhance classroom instruction and student learning. But rubrics are often unclear and confusing for students, providing few specifics on what learning is meant to take place...

Hawker Brownlow (2023). Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/rubrics-for-formative-asses sment-and-grading-quick-reference-guide.html

Educational achievement carries more importance than ever for students to thrive in the complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century. In this second edition of the bestselling *Embedded formative assessment*, author Dylan Wiliam makes the case for the significant role of formative assessment in increasing teacher quality and student learning. Through a vast body of new research, insights, examples and formative assessment techniques, this rich resource shows F–12 teachers and administrators how to positively impact student achievement...

Hawker Brownlow (2023). Embedded Formative Assessment. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/sot5688.html?gclid=EAIaIQob ChMI8LmugOyd_gIVfphmAh3THAUoEAAYASAAEgLMXfD_BwE

Provide targeted mathematics instruction for every child. This book combines formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the primary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. This resource will help teachers, principals and curriculum directors identify students’ levels of understanding about mathematics and provide concrete resources for remediation, instruction and enrichment.

Oberforf, C. (2011). Using formative assessment to drive mathematics instruction in Years 3-5. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/151401657?keyword=97 81596671904

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

Wiliam, D. Leahy S., (2015). Embedding Formative Assessment Practical Techniques for K-12 Classrooms. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/197457389?keyword=97 81941112298

Revolutionise the walkthrough to focus on the endgame of teaching: student learning. Authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart present the proven practice of *formative walkthroughs* that ask and answer questions that are specific to what the student is learning and doing...

Brookhart, S, & Moss, C. (2015). Trove. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/192341468?keyword=97 81416619864

In *Peer Feedback in the Classroom*, US National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein explores the powerful role peer feedback can play in learning and teaching. Peer feedback gives students control over their learning, increases their engagement and self-awareness as learners, and frees up the teacher to provide targeted support where it’s needed...

Hawkwer Brownlow (2023). Peer Feedback in the Classroom Empowering Students to Be the Experts.Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/peer-feedback-in-the-classr oom-empowering-students-to-be-the-experts.html

**7 Smart, Fast Ways to Do Formative Assessment**

Within these methods you’ll find close to 40 tools and tricks for finding out what your students know while they’re still learning.

Thomas, L. (2019). 7 Smart, Fast Ways to Do Formative Assessment. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-smart-fast-ways-do-formative-assessment

Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don’t have the necessary skills to implement it...

Hawker Brownlow (2023). Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/120005.html

A teacher presents a lesson, and at the end asks students if they understand the material. The students nod and say they get it. Later, the teacher is dismayed when many of the students fail a test on the material. Why aren’t students getting it? And, just as important, why didn’t the teacher recognise the problem?

Hawker Brownlow (2023). Checking For Understanding Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://www.hbe.com.au/checking-for-understanding- formative-assessment-techniques-for-your-classroom -2nd-edition.html

What if teachers could dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend reviewing and correcting student work and actually see better results in terms of student learning? That’s the goal of Glen Pearsall, who shares dozens of classroomtested strategies that lessen teachers’ workload while increasing students’ class participation and improving their understanding. Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and coach, Pearsall offers practical, real-world advice in the form of techniques that are both effective and sustainable in the everyday classroom. The result is smarter assessment - for both teachers and students.

Pearsall, G. (2018). Fast and Effective Assessment. Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/230132101?keyword=97 81760566777

"If we want our students to thrive in the complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. Embedded Formative Assessment faces this challenge head-on by making a case for the important role of formative assessment as a process, not a tool, in increasing teacher quality and thus student learning. Author Dylan Wiliam provides over fifty practical techniques for classroom formative assessment, emphasizes the instructional side of the process, [and] explores in-depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments" -- from the back cover.

Wiliam, D. Embedded formative assessment (2011). Retrieved April 10, 2023 from https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/81110054/version/206421996?keyword=9781742398112