Margaret Heritage is an internationally recognized expert in formative assessment. Currently, she is an independent consultant in education and a senior advisor to WestEd. She spent 22years at UCLA, first as principal of the laboratory school of UCLA’s Graduate School of Educationand Information Studies, and then as an Assistant Director at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing. Before joining UCLA, Heritage worked for many years in schools in the United Kingdom and the United States. She was a member of the faculty in the Department of Education at the University of Warwick, England, and has taught in the Departments of Education at UCLA and Stanford University. Her work is published in peer- reviewed journals, edited books and practitioner journals. Her most recent books are Using Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation (Routledge) with Heidi Andrade and Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment(Harvard Education Press) with Alison Bailey.