This highly practical guide focuses on learning objectives, effective questioning, self- and peer assessment, and feedback as the key elements of formative assessment.

Down to earth and direct, with examples from across the secondary curriculum – and many accounts from practising teachers – it shows how formative assessment can bring a dramatic culture shift to teaching and learning in your own classroom.

The numerous “ways in” described here – developed by teachers, and underpinned by research principles – will encourage you to become an action researcher in your own exploration of formative assessment.