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Moore, Brooke – Education Canada, 2009
Teachers are smart people, so why does marking reduce them to stressed and soulless messes? Because in their hearts they know that students do not learn from it, and that drives them nuts. Researchers like Lorna Earl and Dylan Wiliam have looked closely at marking systems and have proven what teachers already know deep down: marking student work…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Performance Based Assessment, Grading, Evaluation Methods
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Harrison, Chris; Howard, Sally – Primary Science, 2011
Assessment for learning (AfL) is different from other forms of assessment because it has the specific purpose of promoting children's learning, rather than summarising or measuring what has been learnt. A key aspect of this is recognising that it is only "formative" when the information gleaned is actually used to move learning forward. It is not…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Cooperation
Gardner, John, Ed. – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2006
In most developed countries, the pursuit of reliable and valid means of assessing people's learning generates high volumes of published discourse and, not infrequently, dissent; the documentation on the various assessment policies, practices and theories could conceivably fill whole libraries. Some of the discourse and much of the dissent relate…
Descriptors: Learning, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Briggs, Derek C. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2007
In "International approaches to Science Assessment" Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam describe eight major elements of assessment systems and contrast some of the differences among these elements across seven countries. Of particular interest to the author is an issue that cuts across many of these elements, namely, what gets assessed as part of these…
Descriptors: United States History, Science Tests, Evaluation, Current Events
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Marshall, Bethan – English in Education, 2002
Offers an interview between Bethan Marshall, a Lecturer in Education at King's College, London, and Dylan Wiliam, a Professor of Assessment in the Department of Education at King's College. Notes that he has been involved in work on assessment, both in research and government policy, for many years. Explores the findings of his research and its…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, English Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education
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Bulterman-Bos, Jacquelien A. – Educational Researcher, 2008
This article presents the author's response to comments on her article, "Will a Clinical Approach Make Education Research More Relevant for Practice?", which focused on the question of whether a clinical research practice might make education research more relevant for practice. The characteristics of a clinical approach are: (1) an overlap in the…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Researchers
Barrett, Catina – Adults Learning, 2008
As a mental health project officer, the author's work is underpinned by a belief that people who have mental health problems are as intelligent, talented and creative as anyone else, and deserve opportunities to reach their full potential. She actively seeks to persuade partner agencies across different sectors that the further education system is…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Learning
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Wiliam, Dylan – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2013
In "How Is Testing Supposed to Improve Schooling?" Edward Haertel has proposed a framework for thinking about the mechanisms by which testing might improve the various educational processes undertaken in schools. The framework seems to the author to be quite general (he uses the word "general" here in its mathematical sense of including all cases)…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Educational Improvement, Test Results, Test Use
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Wiliam, Dylan – Educational Leadership, 2012
Just as a thermostat adjusts room temperature, effective feedback helps maintain a supportive environment for learning. Because of the many factors affecting how recipients respond to feedback, research offers no simple prescription for making feedback work effectively. What works in one classroom for one teacher will not work for another teacher.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response), Student Reaction, Classroom Environment
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Wiliam, Dylan – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2011
The idea that assessment is intrinsic to effective instruction is traced from early experiments in the individualization of learning through the work of Benjamin Bloom to reviews of the impact of feedback on learners in classrooms. While many of these reviews detailed the adverse impact of assessment on learning, they also indicated that under…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Wiliam, Dylan – Educational Psychologist, 2010
This article explores the use of standardized tests to hold schools accountable. The history of testing for accountability is reviewed, and it is shown that currently between-school differences account for less than 10% of the variance in student scores, in part because the progress of individuals is small compared to the spread of achievement…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Accountability, Inferences
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Wiliam, Dylan – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The idea that validity should be considered a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, has developed slowly over the past century. In early writings about the validity of educational assessments, validity was defined as a property of an assessment. The most common definition was that an assessment was valid to the extent that it…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Validity, Inferences, Construct Validity
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Wiliam, Dylan – Educational Researcher, 2008
In this article, three theoretical perspectives are used to extend Bulterman-Bos's (2008) argument regarding a clinical approach to education research. First, three intellectual virtues identified by Aristotle--"episteme," "techne," and "phronesis"--are related to the requirements of the "pure" education researcher, the skilled practitioner, and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Classification, Educational Philosophy, Theories
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Wiliam, Dylan – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2008
While international comparisons such as those provided by PISA may be meaningful in terms of overall judgements about the performance of educational systems, caution is needed in terms of more fine-grained judgements. In particular it is argued that the results of PISA to draw conclusions about the quality of instruction in different systems is…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Construction, Comparative Testing, Evaluation
Black, Paul; Wiliam, Dylan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
This September 2010 article is a reprint of the original October 1998 article. Few reform initiatives focus on what goes on in the "black box" of the classroom, on what really happens in the interaction between teachers and students. This article is about the inside of the black box. The authors focus on one aspect of teaching: formative…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement
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