Dylan Wiliam: Formative assessment

Published 01/01/2017.  Last updated 11/04/2023
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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.

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 formative assessment 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 formative assessment at present to support developing high quality learning and teaching?
  • What strategies could you use to maximise the use of formative assessment further?
  • How would you avoid offering feedback that focuses on the ego of the learner?

Explore this exemplar

What was done?

In this video clip, Dylan Wiliam discusses the power of formative assessment for children or young people to help them maximise their learning.

What brought about the change?

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

What was the impact?

Study of this video clip leads to a focus ensuring all staff consider the power from providing formative assessment to enhance learning and improve attainment and achievement.

Download the video transcript

Dylan Wiliam: Formative assessment - transcript

Dylan Wiliam: Formative assessment

Published 01/01/2017.  Last updated 11/04/2023
sourceLearning resources categoryCreativity categoryAssessment categorySchool Improvement categoryInclusion Wellbeing and Equality

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.

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 formative assessment 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 formative assessment at present to support developing high quality learning and teaching?
  • What strategies could you use to maximise the use of formative assessment further?
  • How would you avoid offering feedback that focuses on the ego of the learner?

Explore this exemplar

What was done?

In this video clip, Dylan Wiliam discusses the power of formative assessment for children or young people to help them maximise their learning.

What brought about the change?

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

What was the impact?

Study of this video clip leads to a focus ensuring all staff consider the power from providing formative assessment to enhance learning and improve attainment and achievement.

Download the video transcript

Dylan Wiliam: Formative assessment - transcript