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Formative Classroom Assessment

Theory into Practice

James H. McMillan

Teachers College Press
This authoritative volume presents a state-of-the-art review of formative assessment in the classroom. World-renowned experts examine what is currently known about formative assessment and its application to teaching. The book balances theory and research with practical applications that will work with today’s high-stakes accountability testing. Use this single resource to: Keep abreast of a topic that is critical to raising student achievement in the K–12 classroom. Implement formative assessment in the science, mathematics, English, and social studies classroom to motivate student effort and achievement. Understand how large-scale testing policies and procedures militate against the effective use of formative assessment. Conduct future research on formative assessment to enhance its positive influence on meaningful student learning.
Author Bio
James H. McMillan is professor of foundations of education in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.