How should we assess learning?

This is a great post about assessment! I’ve written about assessment before, and it’s always worth revisiting, to see how we can better understand our students’ learning processes, and how effective our curriculum and teaching methodologies are.

Teaching it Real

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the ResearchEd national conference in London. I have spent the last week mulling over the sessions I attended and writing up my notes. Any errors are most certainly my own but this is what I took away from my day. 

51i62b9fbowl-_sx347_bo1204203200_ A detailed look at why assessment often fails and how it can be improved. 

Daisy Christodoulou

Improving Assessment

Having read Daisy’s excellent book on assessment I knew some of what to expect from this session but it was extremely useful to hear the author draw attention to certain aspects of her work and talk through her reasoning. The talk focused on four common problems with assessments as they are currently used in schools with a solution to each issue.

We need effective assessment at a system level so that we know if something is working (summative). We need it in the classroom…

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