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Zen and the art of outstanding assessment
Finding out what our students know at any point in time should be a rigorous process – but not, insists Mark Lehain, a burdensome one
Seven questions every teacher should ask about AfL
A quick audit of your formative assessment practice could lead to better teaching and learning, as Claire Gadsby explains
Why a bite-size approach to assessment works best
The best assessment diet is one that takes it slice by slice, suggests Alex Quigley
Using quality questioning to deepen learning
Questions are at the heart of every teacher’s practice, says Mark Dixon – but unless they’re the right ones, the answers could have surprisingly little value
Tired of tyrannical mark schemes? Try comparative judgement
For fast, reliable and meaningful assessment of open tasks, step away from the traditional approach, says Daisy Christodoulou
16 questions you can ask to boost pupils’ progress
Instant feedback can dramatically improve learning and achievement, says Sarah Findlater – so make sure you’re getting it right
Show every student the way to success
How best to share lesson outcomes with pupils is a sticky topic – but it’s one that every teacher needs to tackle, says Corinne Settle
Where we’re going wrong with feedback – and what you can do about it
Offering too much guidance teaches students to rely on adult support, but give too little and you risk damaging confidence, explains David Didau
- Digital assessment – What impact can it have on teaching and learning?
- School standards – Genuine improvement requires better structures, not tighter targets
- Teens, genes and means – Why are we still debating whether genetics affect educational outcomes?
- Remote revision – How hybrid learning can support your GCSE students
- International inspiration – What can other countries teach us about curriculum development?
Make sure your assessment is effective with these expert insights
Professor Mike Askew provides advice around three areas of primary mathematics to help you become a better teacher
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