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Formative Assessment: How to Prioritise Children's Learning & Wellbeing Over Testing


Oct 21, 2021 04:12 PM

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Crystal Green
Head of Research @HundrED
Crystal is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Los Angeles in the department of education. She earned her PhD in Education from the University of Jyväskylä and her EdM in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She believes that equitable education is fundamental for the resilience of democratic societies and that educational development globally requires creative solutions.
Heidi Andrade Ed.D
Professor of Educational Psychology and Methodology
Her work is about the relationships between learning and classroom assessment, with emphasis on student self-assessment and self-regulated learning. She wrote a seminal, award-winning article on rubrics for Educational Leadership (1996). Shehas several books on classroom assessment,including the Handbook of Formative Assessment in the Disciplines (2019), Using Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation (2017), the SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment (2013), and the Handbook of Formative Assessment (2010).
Joseph Ghartey Ampiah
Professor of Science Education @University of Cape Coast
He has been a lecturer in science education since 1996. He holds a B.Sc degree in Chemistry and a Diploma in Education (1987), MPhil (Science Education) (1995), and a Ph.D in Science Education (2002) from the University of Cape Coast. He has been a professional teacher for the past 33 years. He has taught Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, full time and part-time in nine senior high schools in Ghana. He has been associated with assessment at the Teacher Training Colleges since 1996. He has been a Chief Examiner for science in the Colleges of Education since 2004. He has risen through the ranks serving as Coordinator, Centre for Research into Quality of Primary Education, Head of Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Dean, Faculty of Education, Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 2012 and Provost, College of Education Studies, and immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Cost
Julia Wyss
Program Manager @Jacobs Foundation
She joined the Jacobs Foundation in 2013 and has been running the international Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program since 2016 and coordinates projects at the intersection of research and practice. She holds a degree in German and Spanish philology from the University of Basel and a postgraduate degree in Research Management from the University of Bern.
Margaret Heritage
Education Consultant
An independent consultant in education. For her entire career, her work has spanned both research and practice. She spent 22 years a UCLA, first serving as principal of the laboratory school of the Graduate School of Education and Information Students and then as an Assistant Director at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing. Heritage worked in education for many years in her native England, first as a classroom teacher, an elementary school principal, a lecturer at the Department of Education at the University of Warwick, and as a County Inspector of Schools. Higher education work in the US includes teaching in the Departments of Education at UCLA and Stanford University.