Assessment for learning

Feedforward strategies

In order for pupils to make progress, feedback should be more work for the recipient than the donor. (Dylan Wiliam) If feedback is to move pupils forward it can be helpful to reframe it as an instruction to do something: Redraft or redo: By editing and improving one piece of work until it is excellent, …

Live Feedback: Modelling

Provide live feedback to pupils can be hugely beneficial, whether this is done remotely or in the classroom via modelling. Evidence suggests pupils who know what success looks like have a goal. Goals can increase motivation and belief. (Locke and Latham, 2002) Furthermore cognitive science states that providing worked examples – models broken into steps …

Class critique

A version of collective feedback where a small group of pupils collectively critique their work via small group dialogue. They offer one another suggestions or advice about how to improve. This may need to first be modelled by the teacher before moving to ‘gallery’ sessions. Click here for guidance how to implement this technique. Class …

AfL within remote lessons

Consider the many ways to ‘punctuate’ your online learning with assessment for learning opportunities. This will serve to engage pupils by breaking up the learning, but also facilitate self assessment so that pupils have an awareness of their progress. Here are some suggestions from staff: 1) Provide questions, markschemes and model responses from other pupils …

Oak National Academy Resources

This website can be used to supplement home learning using pre-existing resources. Pupils select or are directed to a lesson topic, take a short quiz at the start and end of the lesson to assess their understanding (this is automatically marked) and can listen to video content explaining the topic. Their Primary curriculum covers English, …

Socrative: Quiz app for self marking

Socrative is a fantastic app to use to set pupils quizzes, polls and other formats to test their understanding. A powerful tool to be used as part of your home learning strategy – answers are automatically assessed, it also can be embedded within Showbie. Here is a video to demonstrate the uses of Socrative Pro.

Showbie: Remote learning feedback

Showbie is an app some of our schools have been using to both upload resources, communicate with pupils via voice notes and comments, as well as provide feedback direct to pupils who have uploaded their work. It also has marking functions, and an ability to insert links to quiz apps like Socrative. Here is a …

Get chatty

Use this strategy to get pupils to make a tool to enable them to test one another based on what they have learnt. Get chatty