Formative classroom assessment: theory into practice

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Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007 - Education - 162 pages
This authoritative volume presents a state-of-the-art review of formative assessment in the classroom. World-renowned experts examine what is currently known about formative assessment and its application to teaching. The book balances theory and research with practical applications that will work in today's high-stakes accountability testing.

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Contents

Conquering the Formative Assessment Frontier
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A Theoretical Foundation for Formative Assessment
29
Expanding Views About Formative Classroom
43
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James H. McMillan is professor and chair of foundations of education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he teaches educational research and assessment courses and directs the Research and Evaluation Track of the PhD in education program. He is also director of the Metropolitan Ed-ucational Research Consortium, a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University and seven Richmond-area school divisions that conducts and disseminates action and applied research. His current research interests include classroom and large-scale assessment. He has recently published the third edition of "Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction "and edited "Formative Classroom Assessment: Theory into Practice". He has authored three educa-tional research methods textbooks and published numerous articles in journals, including the "American Educational Research Journal", the "Journal of Educational Psychology", "Contemporary Educational Psychology", and "Educa-tional Measurement: Issues and Practice".

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