Assessment: Purposeful learning
25 March 2008Add to My Folder
Assessment for Learning can help show how much a child really understands
Assessment for Learning is about questioning, observation and discussion
As the demand to report progress through termly targets and sub-levels becomes increasingly more frantic, the word ‘assessment’ can be enough to drive many a self-respecting teacher towards the edge. Assessment for Learning however, is something quite different altogether. Rather than measuring what children can do, the aim here is to use summative and formative assessment as part of a dynamic process to directly improve their learning. Emphasis is on questioning, observation and discussion to build up a picture of just how much individual children understand about their work.