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Fall 2013 Mathematics Colloquium - October 28, 2013

  • 179 Grace Dodge
  • 10/28/2013, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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OCTOBER 28TH, 2013

Formative assessment in mathematics: opportunities and challenges

Dylan William

University of London

Dylan William is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London where, from 2006 to 2010 he was its Deputy Director. In a varied career, he has taught in urban public schools, directed a large-scale testing program, 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.

His recent work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He was the co-author, with Paul Black, of a major review of the research evidence on formative assessment. Since then he has worked with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.

This Colloquium session will begin with a light informal supper and discussion at 6:30 PM in 229 Thompson Hall, followed by the colloquium lecture from 7:30PM to 9:00PM in 229 Thompson Hall.

Program in Mathematics, Teachers College, Columbia University

323 Thompson Hall   (212) 678-3381

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