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Weighing the pig 2011

One day conference on assessment

David Allsop

on 2 December 2012

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Transcript of Weighing the pig 2011

Weighing the Pig Assessing the Assessment Assessment in context "Oh no Miss, not another test! Purposes of Assessment What do we mean by Assessment?
To Assess is to evaluate or estimate Methods of assessment Check knowledge
Check Understanding
Be a developmental tool
Rank a group of individuals or things Planned activities Within a lesson Tests and exams etc Longer written responses
Timed essays
Practical Question and answer
Individual questions
White Boards
'Hands up'
Paired discussion Multiple choice
Short answer
Single topic or list
larger test of a body of knowledge
exam (including practical)
Oral exam Who is it for? Students
Class teacher
Middle/Senior Management
The School
Parents Understand what assessment is and what it isn't
Know that assessment has different purposes for different people/audiences
Known types of assessment (formative/summative/peer etc)
Gain a toolbox of assessment stategies
Understand the impact, both positive and negative, assessment can have
Start to appreciate how assessment data can be used
Look at Ofsted's view of assessment and your own practice What are you assessing? Methods and types of assessment Formative
'Expert' or external (examiner)
Continuous Formative assessment Who are your comments aimed at? Summative Assessment Can be used formatively as well Assessing Pupil Progress enables teachers to make judgements about their pupils’ attainment, keyed into national standards
develops and refines teachers’ understanding of progression in their subject
provides diagnostic information about the strengths and weaknesses of individual pupils and groups of pupils
enables teachers to track pupils’ progress over time
informs curriculum planning
facilitates the setting of meaningful curricular targets that can be shared with pupils and parents
promotes teaching that’s matched to pupils’ needs
supports the transfer of meaningful information at key transitional points, e.g. from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3
is not a 'bolt-on' to existing arrangements. APP is all you need. Planning for Assessment opportunities Lesson plan level
What are you assessing?
For Whom?
How? Questions? How did the categories make you feel?
Think how this applies to what we put students through Looking at some actual student work Business Studies 16 hours
Science 7 hours
History 19 hours
French 24 hours
Geography 20 hours
Art 55 hours
English 100 hours
DT 40 hours
ICT 60 hours So of the 1650 hours of GCSE, around 20% is assessment! TOTAL 341 hours
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