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ERIC Number: EJ813577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Formative Assessment: Seven Stepping-Stones to Success
Popham, W. James
Principal Leadership, v9 n1 p16-20 Sep 2008
Formative assessment is a planned process that uses assessments to inform changes in instruction or learning. Because of its focus on instruction and learning, formative assessment is based in the classroom, although school-level structures, such as learning communities, can support the process. In this article, the author presents seven stepping-stone "understandings" that secondary school principals need to possess if they wish to add formative assessment to their leadership repertoires. In concert, these seven understandings will contribute to successful formative assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001