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Black & William’s (1998) famous review of the literature about formative assessment established that engaging in formative assessment raises attainment and equips children to be lifelong learners.
Improving learning through assessment depends on:
Provision of effective feedback.
Active involvement of pupils in their own learning.
Adjusting teaching to take account of pupils assessments.
A recognition of the profound influence assessment has on motivation and self esteem.
The need for pupils to assess themselves and understand how to improve.
Inside the Black Box can be downloaded from www.qca.org.uk
AfL philosophy and strategies are now an integral part of the British curriculum Literacy, Numeracy and EYFS strategies.
The aims of AfL
To develop motivated learners.
To promote independence.
Encourage quality dialogue about learning.
Nurture self-esteem of learners.
Improve planning and evaluating skills.
Help all learners make informed decisions about next ‘learning steps.’
To encourage students to take greater responsibility for their learning.
The key elements of AfL
AfL consists of four basic elements, underpinned by confidence that every child can improve and an awareness of the importance of children’s high self-esteem. A collaborative learning environment is at the core of AfL.
The four key elements of AfL Active involvement of the learner Sharing Learning Objectives and Success Criteria Effective Questioning Effective Feedback Self and Peer Evaluation
Class community builders.
Open questioning with appropriate wait time.
Clear learning objectives.
Clear success criteria.
Positive and constructive feedback, relevant to the LO e.g. 2 stars and a wish, tickled pink, green for growth, next step comments.
Opportunities for self and peer evaluation, e.g. thumb tool, green – go, , Success criteria review.
Thumb tool - do you feel like you have a improved understanding of strategies for and the language of AfL?
Tell the person next to you one strategy that you have learnt or rediscovered.