Tanya Parker

Sharing progress with colleagues

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This blog is the last in our series on sharing assessment data. We’ve already looked at sharing with parents, sharing with pupils and sharing with governors. In this blog, we’re going to look at sharing assessment information with colleagues and…

Tanya Parker

Sharing progress with parents

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In its recently published action plan on teacher workload, the DfE recommends that any assessment data you collect should follow the principle of ‘collect once and use many times’. Our next few blogs will look at how this can be…

Tanya Parker

Here comes summer!

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While that title has probably got you thinking about beaches, sunglasses and relaxing with a good book, this blog is about getting ready for the bit before that – the summer term. With two-thirds of this academic year already under…

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…

Jodie Lopez

Turning the deficit model into the achievement model

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As schools in England adjust to a post-levels world, there have been many in-depth discussions around what data and tracking should look like. We’re told that no one is expecting assessment data to look a particular way, but it’s important…

Jodie Lopez

Let’s get 2016/2017 off to a flying start!

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The Classroom Monitor team would like to wish all teachers, support staff and SLT a very warm welcome back. We hope you had a great summer holiday and are starting the term rested and relaxed. I thought it might be…

Jodie Lopez

Making Assessment Inclusive

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We have been working over the last two years to help schools to move away from levels and to avoid recreating the culture of levels in their school. A lot of that work, particularly at our roadshows and in our…

Jodie Lopez

Half term holiday? You mean report writing week?!

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Yes it’s that half term holiday. The one which involves many (if not most) teachers sitting inside typing up reports whilst gazing longingly out of the window at the sun/neighbour’s BBQ/paddling pool and dreaming of August. Well we don’t think you should…

Jodie Lopez

The Early Excellence baseline import is now live!

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As of Tuesday morning (17th November 2015) you will be able to export your Early Excellence baseline assessment results and import them into Classroom Monitor with just a few quick clicks. Instructions for how to import are in the pictures…

Jodie Lopez

New, and improved, and some upcoming changes!

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It is not often that something is both New and Improved but we have a real mixture at Classroom Monitor this term! There have been a number of developments added and there are more in the pipeline. Some are brand…