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are fully involved in the whole process of assessment;
understand why they are being assessed;
understand the importance of assessment as a tool by which they will identify their weaknesses and improve their skills and ultimately their grades;
evaluate their own work through self reflection and become reflective learners;
evaluate the work of others and provide constructive feedback;
provide positive peer support;
take control of their own learning, become more autonomous;
become more motivated and their confidence grows.
Improving Formative Assessment Project
Six Key Interventions 1. engaging learners in constructive dialogue focusing on skills, knowledge, real-life contexts and success criteria 2. creating a positive learning environment where learners feel relaxed 3. applying effective questioning techniques and giving detailed feedback that is more than just a grade/score/mark
Multiple choice Hot Spots Sequencing Drag and drop
Feedback Very little Very little Considerable Type of feedback Impact on future attainment Score only Feedback only Score and then Feedback
Six Key Interventions 5. providing opportunities for learners to reflect on their own learning 6. providing opportunities for peer assessment 4. inviting learners to draw up their own assessment criteria and devise their own marking schemes