Is Marking A Waste Of Time?

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Ofsted has busted the myth about the type of marking inspectors want to see. They’re not interested in seeing large volumes of detailed marking, and they don’t mind what format or frequency your marking takes. So why do teachers often…

Tanya Parker

DfE Updates: Changes to Primary Assessment

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Last week saw a flurry of reports and announcements from the DfE around assessment. This included its response to the consultation on primary assessment in England and its feedback on the Rochford Review recommendations. If you haven’t had a chance…

Tanya Parker
Tanya Parker

Easy tips for classroom based assessment

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Too often, assessment is seen as just another thing to do when you’ve finished the actual business of teaching. There is a danger in thinking about assessment as purely a way to gather data that enables tracking rather than as…

Tanya Parker

Time to re-focus on formative?

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Back in October last year, Justine Greening published a written statement which contained many welcome announcements about statutory assessment whilst also recognising a ‘need to now set out a longer term, sustainable approach’. It promised no changes to statutory assessment…

Chris Scarth