Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment: A Practical Guide to Formative Assessment in the Classroom



Developed as a companion to Embedded Formative Assessment, 2nd ed., this handbook guides K–12 teachers through the process of developing effective formative assessments. Inside its pages, you’ll find tried-and-tested classroom techniques, practical how-tos, and exercises designed to guide implementation. The resource also includes discussion questions that can be answered as teams or used for individual reflection.

  • Explore research that states classroom formative assessment is the most impactful—and cost-effective—approach to raising student academic achievement
  • Review the five key strategies of classroom formative assessment
  • Gain more than 50 practical techniques for classroom formative assessment
  • Clarify and share learning intentions and success criteria, elicit evidence of student achievement, and give feedback that moves learning forward
  • Understand that teacher quality remains the most important determinant of student learning


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Published By:

Solution Tree Press

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240 Pages


Dylan Wiliam PhD

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