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Assessment For Learning Parent Workshop

  1. 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. 2. Aim <ul><li>To develop understanding of the language of AfL. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Big Picture <ul><li>The two main forms of assessment are formative and summative. </li></ul><ul><li>FORMATIVE furthers the learning. </li></ul><ul><li>SUMMATIVE determines what has been learnt. </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH HAVE A PLACE IN SCHOOLS. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Big Picture <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving learning through assessment depends on: </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of effective feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Active involvement of pupils in their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusting teaching to take account of pupils assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>A recognition of the profound influence assessment has on motivation and self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for pupils to assess themselves and understand how to improve. </li></ul><ul><li>Inside the Black Box can be downloaded from </li></ul><ul><li>AfL philosophy and strategies are now an integral part of the British curriculum Literacy, Numeracy and EYFS strategies. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The aims of AfL <ul><li>To develop motivated learners. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote independence. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage quality dialogue about learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture self-esteem of learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve planning and evaluating skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Help all learners make informed decisions about next ‘learning steps.’ </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage students to take greater responsibility for their learning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The key elements of AfL <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 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. 8. Strategies <ul><li>School: </li></ul><ul><li>Class community builders. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Open questioning with appropriate wait time. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear learning objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear success criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive and constructive feedback, relevant to the LO e.g. 2 stars and a wish, tickled pink, green for growth, next step comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for self and peer evaluation, e.g. thumb tool, green – go,  , Success criteria review. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Final review <ul><li>Thumb tool - do you feel like you have a improved understanding of strategies for and the language of AfL? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the person next to you one strategy that you have learnt or rediscovered. </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>