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Staff meeting tues 4th nov 12014

  1. 1. Staff Meeting – Assessing Students’ Progress Tuesday 4th November 2014
  2. 2. T&L Newsletter http://stanwayschool.blogspot.co.uk
  3. 3. What is assessment? Finding out what students can [knowledge, understanding and skills] and (more importantly) cannot do so that timely and effective interventions can be put in place
  4. 4. 8 weeks in… Pressure points (-) Time Expectations New system Conversations about assessment (+)
  5. 5. Ofsted guidelines (notes for Inspectors) Inspectors will:  spend more time looking at the range of pupils’ work to consider what progress they are making in different areas of the curriculum  talk to leaders about schools’ use of formative and summative assessment and how this improves teaching and raises achievement
  6. 6. Accuracy of assessment In evaluating the accuracy of assessment, we must consider how well:  assessment draws on a range of evidence of what pupils know, understand and can do in the different aspects of subjects in the curriculum, for example, through regular testing  leaders ensure the accuracy of assessment through internal and external standardisation and moderation  schools adopt the best practice of working together to moderate assessment for year groups and the end of key stages, and to develop common understanding of attainment and share records at points of transfer (within the context of the revised common transfer file).
  7. 7. In 10 months time… Every 3 to 5 weeks Coordinated by HOD for consistency and moderation, contributing to Go 4 Schools Assesses “knowledge, understanding and skills” Sept A S S E S S M E N T July SNAPSHOTS taken regularly throughout the year at pre-published times
  8. 8. Types of Assessment – Carol Anne
  9. 9. Assessment examples and use of Go4Schools from Departments  Art  Geography  RE  DT
  10. 10. Starting year 9 in Art  All students complete a baseline assessment in the first week.
  11. 11. Student Assessment Trackers
  12. 12. Go4Schools mirrors the student trackers
  13. 13. Student progress is supported by Teacher Assessment, Peer and Self Assessment criteria/feedback sheets. 1. 2.
  14. 14. Other examples….
  15. 15. Go4Schools in Geography at KS3  Fairly long units – some take 12weeks, some a half term.  Had AfL strategies embedded – identified ways of using existing AfL or developing new ones to generate levels/marks for Go4Schools.  Some end of unit assessments are written prose whilst some are tests. Need to keep as a mix to help students develop skills for GCSE and beyond.
  16. 16. Test based  Some multiple choice questions and others written. Allows some of the work to be peer assessed.
  17. 17. Key Question based
  18. 18. RE’s Approach to Go4Schools  Every student has a cover sheet on the front of their RE book. The sheet outlines the Big Idea Identify (level 3) Describe (level 4) Explain (level 5) Apply (level 6) Analyse (level 7)
  19. 19. Teacher Feedback…  All detailed marking is on the front of the book.  RE teachers will only mark in detail one BIG Question and a formal assessment for each teaching unit. Formal assessments usually take a full lesson but BIG Questions can be completed as a 10 minute plenary.  The mark sheet includes…. • A ‘WWW’ and ‘EBI’ comment box • An effort grade • A general book comment • Key Spellings Teachers and students can clearly see all the comments that have been made before and assess whether feedback has been noted.
  20. 20. Marksheets in Go4Schools We only record data for the specific piece of work in Go4Schools. All RE teachers are marking the same pieces of work in detail. Big questions are weighted accordingly with the formal assessments being worth more.
  21. 21. Design Technology
  22. 22. Mid unit review  As we operate a rotation system in DT these will all be filled in by the end of the year but the order is unique to each group.  Sheet is weighted at 40% to mirror the GCSE grades.
  23. 23. End of unit review  These grade can be quite different as student could be very academic but might not excel in practical skills.  Sheet is weighted at 60%
  24. 24. iGCSE in Geography Teacher Check
  25. 25. iGCSE in Geography iGCSE LTCP – with Assessment Points
  26. 26. Unit 1: Settlement
  27. 27. Unit 1: Settlement  Assessment 1 SMH – Show my Homework PA –Peer Assessment TC – Teacher Check
  28. 28. Unit 1: Settlement  Assessment 2 CW – Classwork SMH – Show my Homework TC – Teacher Assessed
  29. 29. Unit 1: Settlement  Assessment 3 SMH – Show my Homework TA – Teacher Assessed
  30. 30. What does this look like in Go4Schools?
  31. 31. Our iGCSE is set up to increase our accuracy in MEGs Assessment Increasing accuracy over Settlement Unit 1 – SMH/PA/TC 6 marks Assessment 2 – SMH/PA 12 marks Assessment 3 - SHM/TA 7 marks Settlement Unit iGCSE Grade
  32. 32. Our iGCSE is set up to increase our accuracy in MEGs over the course as well Settlement iGCSE Grade Industrial Systems iGCSE Grade Year 10 Year 10 Exam July MEG Coursework Population iGCSE Grade Increasing in accuracy over year 10 and then the course
  33. 33. Things to consider when setting up assessments Make sure you are assessing all the skills required for the final course e.g. different question papers, question types, skills that need to be developed for controlled assessment/coursework. Moderation of peer/self assessment (sometimes students are too generous!). Moderation between teachers (specifically for end of unit tests).

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