Case Reviews: Implementing the Spirit of Formative Assessment
The following resource provides vignettes about teachers who are attempting to implement formative assessment in their schools. The two vignettes are from a study by Earl and Timperley (2014) that showcase examples from a secondary school mathematics department. The first case shows an example of a teacher implementing the “letter” of formative assessment. In the second case, the teacher is working to apply the “spirit” of formative assessment, as she challenges her mental models about teaching and learning.