Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Dylan Wiliam - Self and peer assessment

What is this?

​In this video clip, Dylan Wiliam discusses the place of using self and peer assessment to support high quality learning.

Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London. In a varied career, he has taught in inner-city schools, directed a large-scale testing programme, served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and pursued a research programme focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning.

Who is this for?

​This video is for practitioners who want to explore and understand the use of peer and self assessment to support the best learning and teaching.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This video, along with reflective questions, invites you to consider the impact of your own approach to develop the use of peer and self assessment to support the best learning and teaching. You are invited to watch the video and consider, individually or as a group, the following improvement questions:

  • How do you use self and peer assessment at present to support developing best learning and teaching?
  • What strategies could you use to further develop the use of formative assessment?
  • What is your understanding of the difference between summative and formative peer assessment?

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What was done?

In this video clip, Dylan Wiliam discusses the power of self and peer assessment when used by children or young people to help maximise their learning.

What brought about the change?

Dylan Wiliam, through this video clip, aims to ensure that all children and young people are provided with the best quality feedback, including self and peer assessment at very regular intervals, to enable the highest attainment and achievement for all.

What was the impact?

Study of this video clip leads staff to focus on the power of providing learners with self and peer assessment strategies to enhance learning and improve attainment and achievement.

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