Outstanding Formative Assessment:
Culture & Practice


Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practice

By: Shirley Clarke
May 2015
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781471807251
208 Pages, Illustrated
$67.50 Paper original


Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools.

The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action.

- Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors

- Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed

- Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement

- Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools

Chapters include:

1. Laying the foundations

2. Effective starts to lessons

3. Developing the learning

4. Effective ends to lessons

5. Whole school development