Winston Churchill once said ‘success is stumbling from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.’
Looking back now on assessment in our first year at Michaela, I can now see what I was blind to then: we stumbled and blundered. What mistakes did we make, and how did we stumble?
We spent hours marking. We spent ages inputting data. And we didn’t design assessments cumulatively.
First mistake: we spent exorbitant amounts of time in the first year marking, in particular marking English and History essays and paragraphs. We wrote comments, we set targets, we tried…
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