Podcast #12: Dr. James Popham – Formative Assessment in Action


Most of Dr. Popham’s teaching career took place at UCLA where, for nearly 30 years, he taught courses in instructional methods for prospective teachers, as well as courses in evaluation and measurement for graduate students. At UCLA, he won several distinguished teaching awards. In January 2000, Dr. Popham was recognized by UCLA Today as one of UCLA’s top 20 professors of the 20th century. In 1992, he took early retirement from UCLA upon learning that emeritus professors received free parking.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Popham.

On Feb 6, 2015, Dr. Popham will present Formative Assessment in Action at Oakland Schools.

This presentation will focus on:

  • The what of why of formative assessment in the classroom.
  • The limitations of formative assessment 
  • New updates and insights about formative assessment 
  • Definitions of the four levels of formative assessment using concrete examples with opportunities for engagement (Teacher Instructional Engagement, Students Learning Adjustments, Classroom Climate Shift, and School Wide Implementation).

To register for presentation, click here: Formative Assessment in Action