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Naace Strategic Conference 2009: The Next Generation of assessment - GL Assessment - Masterclass Naace Strategic Conference 2009: The Next Generation of assessment - GL Assessment - Masterclass Presentation Transcript

  • Assessments – migration and evolution David Vincent, Sales Director GL Assessment
  • The Assessment (R)evolution
    • Where we seem to be heading with Assessment in schools
    • Life after KS3 SATs extinction
    • An Introduction to e Assessment
  • Where we were
    • Mandatory ‘End of Key Stage’ tests (SATs)
    • Optional SATs
    • Teacher assessment
    • Commercial assessments, summative and formative
    Where we are
    • Optional end of Key Stage 3 National Tests
    • Teacher assessment
    • Commercial assessments
  • Where next?
    • Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP)
    • Daily, periodic and transitional assessments
    • (including assessment of summative and formative type)
    • School Report Card
  • Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP)
    • ‘ Assessment is at the heart of an effective curriculum and is a fundamental part of good teaching and learning’
    • ‘ Assessment enables learners to recognise achievement and make progress, and teachers to shape and adapt their teaching to individual needs and aspirations’
    • ‘ Central to achieving this vision are the assessing pupils’ progress (APP) materials’
    • Mick Waters, Head of Curriculum, QCA
  • The APP rollout
    • The DCSF Assessment for Learning Strategy (May
    • 2008) sets out the financial and professional
    • development support available to your school to help
    • develop APP.
    • The expectation is that by 2011 all schools will have
    • embedded the APP approach to teacher assessment.
  • Timetable for APP materials Published 2008/9 Future Key Stage 2 Reading, writing and mathematics Key Stage 3 Reading, writing and Mathematics (revised) Key Stage 1 Reading, writing and Mathematics Key Stage 3 Science Key Stage 3 ICT Key Stage 3 Foundation Subjects Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 Speaking and Listening Primary Science
  • ‘ Daily’ assessment opportunities
    • Extended or shorter focused pieces of writing in a variety of different forms for a range of purposes
    • Information from different curriculum areas
    • Text annotation or visual organisers such as thought mapping, storyboards or timelines
    • Oral work, such as pupil presentations to the class
    • Contributions to class discussions, drama activities or discussions with teachers
    • Observations of learners’ behaviour and interactions
    • Learners’ self-assessment (AfL implications)
  • Formal assessments
    • To make a holistic judgment need supporting information.
      • We have looked at day to day data and assessment opportunities but we will also need information from periodic and transitional assessments, of both summative and formative types.
    • What can GL Assessment offer?
      • ‘ Periodic’
      • ‘ Transitional’
  • The Guardian
    • ‘ Sats don't have all the answers’
    • Fran Abrams, Tuesday 21 October, 2008
    • The Guardian
    • www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/oct/21/sats-schooltables
  • ‘ Transitional’ assessments
    • Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT)
  • Reports
    • CAT KS2 Report
  • ‘ Transitional’ assessments
    • Suffolk Reading Scale (SRS)
  • The School Report Card Government
    • Provide a means of supporting the vision for 21 st century schools
    • Help to hold schools to account for what is most important
    • Incentivise schools in the right way
    • Support the school inspection process
    • provide a balanced and comprehensive account of each school’s performance
    • Inform parents choice of school and improve schools’ accountability to parents
    • Provide information in an easy to understand format
    • Provide a clear set of outcomes against which a school will be judged
    • Recognise the value of schools’ work for all children
    • provide a balanced account of outcomes achieved and the degree of challenge facing schools
    Target Group Aims of the School Report Card
  • The School Report Card
  • An Introduction to e-Assessment
    • Online testing from GL Assessment
    • Tests available online
    • The Testwise online delivery system
    • Why test online?
    • Report function
    • Live demo
    • Q&A
  • Online tests from GL Assessment
    • Assessment is our business - over 3 million students take our tests each year
    • Over 40 tests for students of all ages
    • Measuring reasoning ability, processing skills, literacy and numeracy skills and screening tests for SEN
    • Our five most popular tests are now available online –
    • CAT, SRS, GRT, PiM and PiE
    • Our online delivery, scoring and reporting system (Testwise) manages the process
    • Over 500,000 online tests taken in 2008
  • Online tests from GL Assessment Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) Age 7:6 - 17 Suffolk Reading Scale (SRS) 6 - 14 Group Reading Test (GRT) 6 - 14 Progress in English (PiE) 7 - 11 Progress in Maths (PiM) 6 - 14
  • Testwise online delivery system
    • Suite of administrative tools used to load and assign candidates to tests, manage the users and maintain the database
    • Delivers the test to the student
    • Reporting tools that can perform complex analysis, processing and reporting functions
  • Why do e-Assessments anyway?
      • Same rigorous results as paper and pencil tests
      • No more marking - results available automatically, seconds after the tests are complete
      • Detailed, diagnostic reports that highlight areas of strength and need
      • Online testing is motivating for students with the test feeling less formal and intimidating
      • Compatible with most MIS systems
      • Better knowledge, better teaching
      • Reclaim (some of) our Sunday evenings
  • Reporting results
      • A variety of analyses of the same data
      • Reports can be run more than once to enable inclusion of ‘catch-ups’ in the analysis
      • Information can be imported as csv data file or downloaded as a pdf
      • Reports include rich, meaningful data on ability, knowledge and potential, and offer grade indicators for public examinations, if required
  • Live Demo An Introduction to e-Assessment
  • Assessments – migration and evolution David Vincent, Sales Director GL Assessment
  • Assessments – migration and evolution David Vincent, Sales Director GL Assessment