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National Council of Teachers of English Position Statement on what formative assessment is, and how to effectively do it.
In this webinar, Dylan Wiliam will explain that although different writers define formative assessment differently, there is now clear evidence that not all approaches to formative assessment are equally powerful. In particular, short-cycle formative assessment—implemented minute-by-minute and day-by-day—has the greatest impact on student achievement.
Calling on students randomly, rather than just those who raise their hand.
Everybody Writes is a technique in which a teacher poses a question to the class and all the students take a few minutes to write down their answer.
In a Show Call, a teacher who has just asked students to work independently for a certain amount of time Cold Calls students by taking their paper and using a document camera to project their work for discussion.