Assessment for Learning (A4L)


What's new?
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Try using the 'forums' in your VLE (Fronter).

For example:
Starter:
Asking each student a pertinent question that relates to the learning objective of your lesson.

Midway:
Check understanding and that all students are on track to meet their learning objectives.

Plenary:
Use a final forum question to assess the impact your teaching has had on each of your learners.

Top tip:
Be sure to spend time writing the 'correct' question. The results of your forum can only be as good at the question you ask.

This could change your teaching practice forever.

Notre Dame Resources
Bob the Builder's guide to A4L presentation
e-assessment- presentation on e-assessment
KS3 level grid
New Attaiment Targets - levels highlighted to show progression
ICT Targets - A simplified version of attainment targets for students, using life cycle.
KS3_markbook - A excel markbook for ks3 ict.
KS4_markbook - A excel markbook for ks4 ict.
lesson and seating plans - A spreadsheet with computer numbers and record of what achieved each lesson
welcome presentation - to ensure that students have a clear understanding of lesson aims and objectives
marking criteria (slide 3) - how the task relates to NC levels
Peer assessment sheet - A printout sheet for students to give feedback to each other on specific criteria
Self evaluation sheet - A writing frame for students to review their own work
Common assessment excel activity- An example assessment task on creating a system using Excel
assessment tower - See progression as a tower that is gradually built up.


E-assessment tools
Hot Potatoes
Blockbusters can be used to quickly create a variety of self marking activities.
QuizMaker - teach-ict.com's quiz making templates
Yacapaca has some very good baseline tests specifically written for KS3 ICT. The students can choose which level they wish to attempt and give themselves a target of how many to get right. It also has an eportfolio feature in which students can submit work to their teacher to be marked. See flash demo
NAA KS3 ICT onscreen assessment tasks - Former SAT test for KS3 ICT converted into tasks for different skills
LGfL ICT Assessment resources
http://www.4matrix.org/ - an innovative new data analysis and research toolkit - and an essential system for schools that wish to make effective and high impact use of performance data. 4Matrix :an innovative new data analysis and research toolkit - and an essential system for schools that wish to make effective and high impact use of performance data.

Other Schools/Organisations Resources

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Additonal Reading
Assessment for learning: Beyond the black box, QCA
Interview with Prof. Paul Black on A4L, GTC
Futures, Meeting the Challenge, QCA