Assessment for Learning: Mark Less to Achieve More is a book to help you cut down on your workload, stop spending hours marking jotters but still achieve successful results.
The book focuses on why formative assessment is important and how it can be used effectively in the classroom.
Author Ian Smith, discusses key questions that you should be asking yourself:
- “How well are you doing?”
- “What progress has the pupil made?”
- “What do they need to do now?”
The book places formative assessment in a practical context and covers all the important issues such as tuning into learners’ minds and taking self and peer assessment seriously. All of the points made are clear and direct so it’s very easy to consume and take on-board all of the ideas mentioned.