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Assessment: formative practice 2022085W is a Course

Assessment: formative practice 2022085W

Mar 10 - Dec 30, 2022

$200 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 10 March 2022, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are keen to grow your knowledge and understanding of contemporary formative assessment theory and practices in your classroom. You might be an experienced teacher who wants to develop your mastery or a new teacher who wants to revisit key content from your pre-service days.


Formative assessment is any assessment that is used to improve teaching and learning. It offers significant benefits, yielding rich and ongoing information to feedback to both students and teachers. Students identify their strengths and areas that require more work. Teachers monitor progress and adjust their teaching to meet the needs of their students. A better understanding of formative assessment theory and strategies enhances the impact of our teaching.

“When teachers do formative assessment effectively, students learn at roughly double the rate than they do without it”

Dylan Wiliam

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                           
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance                     


Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers

1.  Know students and how they learn

3.  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

5.  Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning


Key takeaways               

  • overview of the language and concepts of formative assessment
  • understanding of the latest research on formative assessment
  • discover a range of free resources to support your work
  • use some continuums of practice to determine your next learning. 


Presenter information

Aine Maher       

Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.