Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Ready.... Steady.... Go!

I dislike that I haven't blogged for 2 months. That sort of sums up last half term, I am afraid.

So here we go! The rebirth!

I have logged many a time on here how I feel about Controlled Assessments, and what a waste of teaching time they. I also dislike that they are an empty vessel, as far as constructive feedback is concerned, as we aren't allowed to mark drafts, not even comment on them.

So I have tried to work out a way to help the students improve their writing after coursework, and I am still trying to develop it.

We are also a PiXL school, so our focus and monitoring is often through PLCs (Personalised Learning Checklists - click here for a cracking slideshow about them) and dashboards (which I keep getting told off for saying!).

Anyway, I feel the level and depths we go to assessing, monitoring and logging of the students is far deeper than I ever have been, working out the individual strengths and weaknesses of the students.

Anyway, back to the controlled assessments.

Traffic-lighting skills. Which will help to focus differentiating tasks in lessons to ensure that the weaker skills shown by students are relevant and appropriate. More of that to follow!


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