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ERIC Number: EJ885508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
The Formative Purpose: Assessment Must First Promote Learning
Black, Paul; Wiliam, Dylan
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v103 n2 p20-50 Jun 2004
In this paper, the authors first give a brief account of their work with teachers to develop formative assessment practices, including a brief outline of the quantitative results and the impact of formative assessment project. They give a full account of the changes in classroom practice that the project schools developed, together with some reflections on their significance in relation to theories of learning and of motivation. Finally, they focus more specifically on those parts of the project that addressed ways in which the teachers dealt with the tensions at the interface between formative and summative assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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