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Designing Formative Assessment


Curious about how to maximize the full potential of formative assessment in your classroom? Join SURN for a one-day, interactive workshop that offers a practical approach to designing effective formative assessment! Over the course of the workshop, we’ll explore a model of formative assessment that provides a rich understanding of formative assessment as a process rather than an event. We’ll also develop clarity about the various factors that influence formative assessment and how these factors interact.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience multiple formative assessment techniques firsthand, to design formative assessment techniques for use in their own classrooms, and to develop skill in analyzing and using formative assessment data.

Sarah Hylton, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director for Professional Learning for the School-University Resource Network (SURN) at William & Mary. She also teaches undergraduates and masters level students as adjunct faculty for the Curriculum & Instruction department at William & Mary School of Education. Sarah has researched, written, and presented locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Prior to joining SURN, Sarah taught secondary English for 15 years and served as university supervisor, cooperating teacher, department chair, and mentor.

Previous workshop:

February 8, 2019