The recent workload report from the DfE highlights the importance of tackling teacher workload to reduce unnecessary tasks so more time can be spent focusing on teaching.
RS Assessment, from Hodder Education, appreciates how busy teachers are, so it has created Assessment Bank – the easy-to-use, searchable bank of questions designed to save you hours of time creating bespoke assessments for your class.
With instant and unlimited access for every teacher in your school, Assessment Bank makes creating and sharing tests with your colleagues easier than ever.
Here are 5 ways Assessment Bank can help to reduce teacher workload throughout your school this term.
1 | Search thousands of questions in seconds
Assessment Bank has over 7,500 reading, mathematics, science and grammar, punctuation and spelling questions for Years 1 to 6 all in one place. Simply select the subject you wish to assess and then quickly filter questions by year group, topic or skill to create a test that meets the exact needs of your class. You can also search by Rising Stars Progression Framework to find questions to address the gaps you have already identified in your other assessments.
2 | Print or edit past SATs papers and ready-made tests
Gain instant access to over 120 ready-made tests, created by assessment experts, and past questions from the 2016 and 2017 National Test papers. All tests in Assessment Bank are fully editable so you can add, remove or change the order of questions to create tailored assessments to address gaps in children’s understanding.
3 | Let Assessment Bank do all the formatting for you
“Assessment Bank is a time saver for a busy teacher! With our old test builder, I would spend ages changing the size of the images and getting the questions to fit.”
– St John’s Catholic School
Say goodbye to the hours spent cutting, pasting and re-formatting questions to create professional looking tests. With Assessment Bank you simply need to select the questions you want and then let Assessment Bank do all the formatting for you. Questions will always appear on an appropriate number of pages with room for children to show their working out, and corresponding mark schemes will be automatically generated to match your test, regardless of how many times you re-order the questions.
4 | Share tests with your colleagues instantly
Once you have compiled your questions, choose to save and export your test as either a PDF, Word Document or web link which can be sent directly to your colleagues.
Additionally, tests can be saved and shared within the ‘My Tests’ area of Assessment Bank, where you will be able to immediately print their tests or create a copy which you can then adapt to meet the specific needs of your class.
5 | No training required
Assessment Bank is so easy-to-use there is no training required to create your first test. Simply log on, select and re-order your chosen questions and print your test
But don’t just take our word for it. Start your 30-day free trial of Assessment Bank today and see just how much time you could save creating bespoke assessments for your class. Find out more on Twitter at @RSAssessment and on Facebook at @RSAssessment