Tag Archives: comparative judgement

Making a mockery of marking: The new GCSE English Language mocks

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

Go Compare!

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

10 Misconceptions about Comparative Judgement

I’ve been writing enthusiastically about Comparative Judgement to assess children’s performance for some months now. Some people though are understandably suspicious of the idea. That’s pretty normal. As a species we tend to be

Proof of progress Part 3

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.

Proof of progress Part 2

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

Proof of progress – Part 1

Measuring progress is a big deal. I’ve written before about the many and various ways we get assessment wrong but, increasingly, I’m becoming convinced there are some ways we might get it

Rubrics warp teaching and assessment

Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations. Machiavelli In a recent blog post, children’s author, Michael Rosen has suggested how teachers should teach, assess