How do I embed assessment into my practice?


  • link instruction to assessment through formative assessment routines:
    • clear learning intentions
    • co-created criteria
    • observations
    • prompting questions and provocations
    • descriptive feedback
    • regular check-ins
    • peer feedback and self-reflection
    • conversations and conferences


Professional Books

Whole lesson examples with a primary focus that showcase the key elements of formative assessment in action.

Clarke, Shirley 2005

Dylan William presents the five key strategies of formative assessment.

William, Dylan 2011

Davies promotes further learning through descriptive feedback, reflection and setting and monitoring progress toward goals.

Davies, Anne 2011

This highly practical book describes five formative assessment tools in math and shows how teachers can make them a part of their regular planning and instruction.

Fennell, Francis 2017


The following articles connect instruction with formative assessment strategies.

classroom assessment.pdf
Aligning Assessment to Brain Science.pdf
Five_Key Strategies.pdf
Formative assessment book mark.pdf

B.C. Ministry of Education Documents

Ministry Update-classroom-assessment.pdf