Assessment at Kingsmead is an integral part of learning and teaching. This helps to provide students with a picture of their progress and achievements. It also identifies the next steps required in their learning.
We have tried to distil some of the principles of formative assessment into our Language for Learning. In simple terms, students’ progress most when they are given regular formative feedback that responds to their personal position on a ‘learning journey’.
This feedback can be informal or formal, but must be regular and tailored to the students’ individual needs. Feedback can be given by teachers, peers or as part of self-assessment procedures, but it must contain signposts that indicate strengths and areas for development.
Assessment for Learning strategies enable students to become more independent as learners and make faster progress.
At Kingsmead School we have agreed on eight key principles that will support our drive towards outstanding responsive teaching and independent learning:
- 1. Creating a safe and positive learning environment.
- 2. Clarifying, understanding & sharing learning intentions.
- 3. Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning.
- 4. Providing feedback that moves learners forward.
- 5. Activating students as learning resources for one another.
- 6. Activating students as owners of their own learning.
- 7. Developing the quality of questioning to deepen learning.
- 8. Supporting quality talk in the classroom.
Reporting & Assessment Cycle 2018-2019
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