How is digital formative assessment supported by school heads, researchers and policy makers in other countries? The case studies illustrate the numerous challenges to DFA and the enablers that make it possible.
What will I find in this gallery?
The case Studies tell the stories of school leaders or policy makers and what they have done to support the uptake of (digital) formative assessment. The cases analyse the real-life school and education system context and illustrate the conditions at school level (for teachers and students) or at the system level (e.g. educational resources, professional training and support, knowledge and availability of digital tools).
Regardless of being school-based or policy-based, all case studies offer inspiration to both policy makers and school heads. Readers can learn from experiences in other countries and then design similar supportive environments for teachers and students in classrooms.
The case studies from 8 countries cover a wide range of topics, such as data privacy, making open-source digital tools available at system-level, defining DFA in the curriculum, adopting a whole-school digital platform, teacher learning communities, and so on. Finally, each case study also includes some insights from the research literature. Although the research papers are mostly written in English, we still provided the links to them in case readers would like to check these sources.
Interlevel and Interdisciplinary Attitudes Working Group
A working group in Spain promotes self-regulated learning and shares good practices and experiences with teachers.Read full article
How to foster knowledge sharing
The Buddinge School in Denmark enables teachers to meet regularly to share experiences and discuss pedagogical practices around formative assessment.Read full article
Integrating content and language learning
A school in Portugal developed a project combining flipped classroom and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) practices to develop the language and self-assessment skills of students,Read full article
Fostering interest in mathematics
Students in a Portuguese school practice mathematics using a Portuguese version of Khan Academy. The platform motivates them to practice and take ownership of their own learning.Read full article
Self-assessment as a whole-school practice
A school in Burgos uses a self-assessment tool of ICT use in education. Students also assess themselves in class starting from primary school which can help them develop their learning-to-learn skills at an earlier age.Read full article
An e-learning day at school - Inclusion in English language teaching
An e-learning school day to promote self-regulated learning at the Puhja School in EstoniaRead full article
Art supporting formative assessment
An open-source e-portfolio tool was used by Greek teachers to teach about art movements and encourage students to direct their own learning.Read full article
Using an open-source learning management system at national level
The «Learning Activity Management System (LAMS)» for a learning design integrating formative assessmentRead full article
Formative Assessment using Digital Portfolios
A Teacher Education initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)Read full article
Using online rubrics to foster student agency
Teachers can use collaborative software to easily set up a digital rubric with their colleagues and students and combine teacher, peer and self-assessment.Read full article
Empowering students for citizenship
Students do projects for the local community and learn to take responsibility as active citizens in the Kuresaare Gymnasium in Estonia.Read full article
Educational technology in Finnish comprehensive schools
When Finnish municipalities purchase new digital educational tools, they involve teachers in the selection of products. This ensures that the products are aligned with teachers’ needs.Read full article
Renewal of the Finnish National Core Curriculum´s Assessment Chapter
Clearly defining summative and formative assessment for a common understanding among local education authorities.Read full article
Information security and privacy in Dutch schools
Using digital tools to assess student tasks requires teachers, school heads and policy makers to consider how to ensure a secure and valid use of student data.Read full article
Integrating technology to personalise learning
The “School 365” (Escuela 365) program at San Gregorio School provides the tools for students to regulate their learningRead full article