Thinking about assessment from Year 7 to support students through to the new GCSEs
‘Showing progress’ has been a phrase that I’ve heard a lot over the last year. The word ‘showing’ is perhaps not the best choice, because it can be interpreted too literally; teachers end up feeling very pressured into having relentless physical evidence of their students’ progress, be it heavily marked books, endless data, personal learning checklists etc. etc.
Marking and feedback, including reflection and improvement is vital for students to progress (obviously), but there is a lot outside of this that…
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