Caroline Wylie

Caroline Wylie

Educational Testing Service
US

Dr. Caroline Wylie is a senior research scientist at Educational Testing Service. Her current research centers on issues of the use of formative assessment to improve classroom teaching and learning. She has led studies related to the creation of effective, scaleable and sustainable teacher professional development, focused on formative assessment. She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on a number of federally-funded projects that are focused on the formative use of diagnostic questions for classroom-based assessment. Current work focuses on an investigation of how learning progressions can be used to support formative assessment in mathematics.

  REASONS I’M A MEMBER OF THE TEAM:

I have been engaged in an ongoing program of research around formative assessment, teacher professional development, and the role of learning progressions to support formative assessment for the last 10 years.

  CURRENT FOCUS:

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TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
Disciplinary Supports for Formative Assessment

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While formative assessment can be described in terms of a set of practices that apply across grade level and subject matter, increasing attention has been given to the subject matter expertise needed to effectively employ these practices. Across several projects we have been exploring the role of subject specific supports, such as the use of learning progressions to help teachers develop and deepen their formative assessment practices. We are using learning progressions as a means to both support assessment and guide instructional next steps. We have developed assessment tasks that teachers can incorporate into instruction, and have also focused on developing “teacher noticing” by helping teachers identify what students might say or write or do and to relate those noticings to the learning progression.

  TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY WORK:

http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=15363

  MORE RESOURCES:

Citation – Please refer to information and materials available on this website, in this way:

Citation:
Fifth International Symposium on Assessment for Learning (April, 2014).
     Website International Symposium on Classroom Assessment.
     Accessed at: http://assessment4learning.com/

Slides used: USA group presentation
Ⓒ2014 Susan Brookhart, Heidi Andrade, Margaret Heritage, Maria Ruiz-Primo and Caroline Wylie

 

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