The busy teacher’s guide to using assessment to get the best out of all learners.
It has been a while since ‘Tick. V.G.’ was an acceptable way of marking a child’s work but the idea of how to use assessment to improve learning is still a battle for many teachers. This is a simple ‘how-to’ guide for improving achievement by implementing sustainable Assessment for Learning (or AfL) in your school. Topics covered include how to shift staff culture to embed great practice, helping children own their own learning, effective use of learning objectives, working well with parents and using AfL to demonstrate pupils’ progress. Too often, valuable teacher time is spent on the kind of marking that makes little difference to progress. This little book takes the busy teacher through a range of strategies to ensure that assessment, progress and learning are inextricably linked.