Embedding Formative Assessment

Facilitated By:

Professor Dylan Wiliam

Workshop Overview

There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful way to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few “quick fixes” to teachers’ classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it.

Potential Audience
  • K-12 Teachers

  • Curriculum Supervisors

  • Teacher Leaders

  • Teacher Trainers

Workshop Goals

In this interactive two-day workshop, participants will learn: 

  • Why we need to increase educational achievement, what's been tried, and why it hasn't worked; 

  • Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school; 

  • What formative assessment is (and isn't); 

  • Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and 

  • How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.


The workshop will use a variety of techniques including formal presentation, small group discussion, and a variety of activities that model the use of effective formative assessment in the classroom. 

Implementable Skills

Participants will learn what kinds of formative assessment have the biggest impact on student achievement and how they can be implemented in every classroom. 

Specifically, participants will: 

  • Understand why a focus on minute to minute and day by day assessment for learning must be a priority for every school. 

  • Learn about the five key strategies of assessment for learning, together with thirty practical techniques that teachers can use in their classrooms 

  • Understand how to support colleagues in developing their practice of assessment for learning.

Workshop Agenda

Day 1
Session 1: Formative assessment: why, what and how
Session 2: Sharing learning intentions
Session 3: Eliciting evidence

Day 2
Session 1: Feedback
Session 2: Activating students—as learning resources and as owners of their learning
Session 3: Sustaining teacher learning with teacher learning communities

When and Where

9.00 - 16.00

June 2 - 3, 2017

Bangkok Marriott Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand

Course Fee

Register by May 12, 2017

USD 688/Baht 23,400 per participant

Group of 3 or more from the same school 
USD 632/Baht 21,500 per participant

Workshop Communication Page

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Course Leader

Dr. Dylan Wiliam 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, and served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education.


His recent work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning . He was the co-author, with Paul Black, of a major review of the research evidence on formative assessment published in 1998 and has subsequently worked with many groups of teachers, in both the UK and the USA, on developing formative assessment practices. 




Workshop Coordinator
Sonthaya Chutisacha
Phone (Thailand)
081 701 6843
081 846 5770 (replace '0' with '66' for international calls)