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ERIC Number: EJ1043729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Bridge between Today's Lesson and Tomorrow's
Tomlinson, Carol Ann
Educational Leadership, v71 n6 p10-14 Mar 2014
A lot of people talk about the value of formative assessment, but Carol Ann Tomlinson points out that, too often, it is reduced to a mechanism for raising end-of-year-test scores when it should be an ongoing exchange between a teacher and his or her students designed to help students grow. When aligned with current content goals, it can help teachers and students make near-term adjustments so that student learning can proceed. Tomlinson offers 10 principles to help teachers apply sound formative assessment practices: (1) Help students understand the role of formative assessment; (2) Begin with clarity about what students need to know, understand, and be able to do; (3) Make room for student differences; (4) Provide instructive feedback to students; (5) Make feedback user-friendly; (6) Assess persistently; (7) Engage students with formative assessment; (8) Look for patterns; (9) Plan instruction around content requirements and student needs; and (10) Repeat the process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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