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  • 1. Assessment for Learning (AfL) ‘ The important thing is not that every child is taught but that is given the wish to learn.’ John Lubbock 1832
  • 2. Aim
    • To develop understanding of the language of AfL.
  • 3. The Big Picture
    • The two main forms of assessment are formative and summative.
    • FORMATIVE furthers the learning.
    • SUMMATIVE determines what has been learnt.
    • BOTH HAVE A PLACE IN SCHOOLS.
  • 4. The Big Picture
    • 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Strategies
    • School:
    • Class community builders.
    • Talking partners.
    • 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.
  • 9. Final 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.
    • Any questions?