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In 2013 the European Commission awarded a grant to a partnership of nine universities from eight countries for a three year design research project to raise achievement in mathematics and science. We investigated the use of technology in formative assessment classroom practices that allow teachers to respond to the emerging needs of learners in mathematics and science. We are beginning to understand that all learning involves assessment and the project explores how this idea of ‘learning as assessment’ is implemented across a number of countries in both mathematics and science. One of the aims of the project is to construct a ‘toolkit’ for teachers which will exemplify some of the approaches trialled by the partners and their schools and you can find the tools that were developed here.

The research was commissioned through the European Commission Framework 7 programme ‘Science in Society’  (research in the role of teaching methods and assessment methods in raising achievement in the field of Mathematics, Science and Technology) and is a collaborative development project.This research has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement No: 612337

Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University