For all of you NQTs  here is a brief summary of what Assessment is!

The role of Assessment in learning is a process which involves gathering information about a pupil’s educational attainment in different ways such as monitoring, recording and many more. The main purpose of assessment is to:

– Inform you of where to pitch the next teaching and learning activities

– Provide feedback on a pupil’s academic progress, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses

– Provide information to assist in evaluating teaching

( Briggs et al , 2003)

This diagram shows the process of assessment and how it works in practice.

If  you would like to read  more about the Purposes of assessment, Principles and Types of assessment, Click here. It is crucial to point out that the assessment consists of two main areas, Summative and Formative. Both types of assessment play a vital role in gathering key information about a pupil’s level of progress. Read more about the key differences between Summative and Formative assessment  and why it important to implement both.

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