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The Secondary Teacher’s Guide to Better Assessment

Get your eight-part guide to better secondary assessment, looking at everything from questioning techniques to comparative judgement

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Part 1
Part 1

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

Part 2
Part 2

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

Part 3
Part 3

Why a bite-size approach to assessment works best

The best assessment diet is one that takes it slice by slice, suggests Alex Quigley

Part 4
Part 4

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

Part 5
Part 5

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

Part 6
Part 6

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

Part 7
Part 7

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

Part 8
Part 8

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

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