Shirley Clarke is often described as the foremost expert on the practical application of assessment for learning (formative assessment).

New Book

Shirley’s NEW BOOK: ‘Outstanding Formative Assessment – Culture and Practice’

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Book Cover

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

Sections includes:

  1. Laying the foundations
  2. Effective starts to lessions
  3. Developing the learning
  4. Effective ends to lessons
  5. Whole school development

Companion DVD: Outstanding
Formative Assessment

‘Outstanding Formative Assessment’ features an exceptional inner city teacher, Seamus Gibbons. Seven lessons exemplify formative assessment at its best: two literacy, two maths, one art plus a pupil-led guided reading session. Five hours of quality learning on one DVD.

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Watch DVD Clip

You can also order Shirley’s previous DVD which shows formative assessment across a range of teachers, lessons and age groups:

The Power of Formative Assessment

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DVD Bundle


£110.00 (£137.94 includes P&P & VAT)

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