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Assessment for Learning: A pathway to progression

ISBN: 9781927143506
Code: 5613
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This guide is designed to enrich teachers’ understanding of formative assessment and arm them with skills and resources to use it productively. It suggests concrete strategies and activities for putting this model to work successfully in the classroom and encouraging students to become self-regulated learners, thereby raising their achievement levels. Examples of classroom materials and plans, and suggestions for a whole-school approach are included.

Pages: 48 | Ages: 5-12 | Published: October 2011

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Angie Simmons is interested in current best-practice learning approaches that encompass thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. As an experienced educator, she has worked broadly across the educational sector of New Zealand. She worked as a primary school teacher for many years and as a university lecturer, when she was head of an educational technologies programme and taught prospective teachers. In another significant educational role, she was a digital technologies professional development facilitator working with schools across the Auckland area to integrate future-focused learning within the curriculum.

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