Category Archives: assessment
Feedback is one of the few things in education that pretty much every agrees is important and worthwhile. The need for feedback is obvious: if you were expected to learn how to reverse
The following is a guest post from the mastermind of Comparative Judgement, Dr Chris Wheadon. The marking of English Language is likely to be extremely challenging this year. English Language has long form answer
Another one from Teach Secondary, this one from their assessment special. This time it’s an over view of Comparative Judgement. Human beings are exceptionally poor at judging the quality of a thing
You don’t figure out how fat a pig is by feeding it. Greg Ashman At the sharp end of education, assessment and feedback are often, unhelpfully, conflated. This has been compounded by
Who’s better at judging? PhDs or teachers? In Part 1 of this series I described how Comparative Judgement works and the process of designing an assessment to test Year 5 students’ writing ability.
Question: How important is it for teachers to provide written feedback on students’ work? Answer: No one knows. This is essentially the substance of the Education Endowment Foundation’s long-awaited review on written marking.
The thing which most seems to rile people about testing is the fact that it puts children under stress. A certain amount of stress is probably a good thing – there’s nothing
Back in January I described the comparative judgement trial that we were undertaking at Swindon Academy in collaboration with Chris Wheadon and his shiny, new Proof of Progress system. Today, Chris met with our