Effective assessment for learning . Sara Gmitrowicz Harrison Primary School George Knights Court Moor Secondary School 18 th July 2011. Key principles. Aim: Improvement of Learning Embedded in teaching and learning Shared learning goals Active involvement – pupils informed
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Effective assessment for learning Sara Gmitrowicz Harrison Primary School George Knights Court Moor Secondary School 18th July 2011
Key principles Aim: Improvement of Learning • Embedded in teaching and learning • Shared learning goals • Active involvement – pupils informed • Self and peer assessment • Effective feedback • Belief that all can improve • Motivation and self esteem • Involves both teacher and learner
Dialogue • Questioning • Discussion • Dialogue
Mindsets • Fixed or Growth?
Learning at your school… Development of growth learning culture
Importance of language • What do teachers say? • What do they really mean? • How do children interpret what they say?
Talk Partners • What is successful about your partner’s drawing? • What could be done to improve your drawing?
Mark your partner’s work • Door ramp for wheelchair access 30 • Disabled parking space by gate 20 • All rooms on ground floor 10 • Shrubs and flowers in garden 10 • Intercom on door 20 • Flat path leading to garden shed 10
How do we currently use success criteria? The ingredients of learning objectives ‘Any learner needs to know what they are learning to do and what they will be judged on.’ Gilbert (2010) Not ‘Guess what is inside the teacher’s head but informed learning.’ Tools for equipping learners to self- and peer-assess.
First Principles • Linked with key skills for knowledge • Known by teachers first • Same for all – differentiation by supported activity • Generated by pupils • Constantly referred to • Used for peer and self assessment • Broken down into further criteria
‘It’s bright”‘The Christmas trees are nice’‘The letters are a bit funny sometimes’
Success Criteria generated by pupils make all your letters the same size use dark colours don’t use yellow put pictures round the edge, not in the middle check that you have copied all words & numbers
Model of Excellence London, in the Year of 1666. It was the middle of the summer and not a single drop of rain had fallen from the warm sky. At Pudding Lane in a small baker’s factory, an exhausted baker called Thomas Farynor, totally forgot to put his oven out and little sparks began to jump out of the hearth. Nobody noticed, they just kept on snoozing in their cosy beds on the hottest, driest night of the year. Flames started to grow, naughty sparks joined them and the hungry fire grew and grew and spread very quickly through streets, eating its way from house to house until it was out of control.
Generation of success criteria with pupils • Interesting start to hook reader in • Retell events in order • Factual information • Descriptive detail to engage reader • Include specific names • Past tense • Time connectives • Sentence starts • Non negotiables
Possible ways to develop pupil generated success criteria • Prove it/doing it wrong • A finished product • Comparison of two products • Sloppy success criteria • Teacher demonstration • Retrospective generating • Revisiting success criteria
Generating success criteria • Stop and display a randomly selected child’s work. • Apply S.C. to suggest improvements • Then all apply to own work so far.
the same for all -- differentiation by supported activity • linked with key skills for knowledge • known by teachers first • generated by pupils • constantly referred to • used for self and peer assessment • broken down into further criteria For maximum impact, success criteria need to be:
George Knights Court Moor Secondary School
Experimental Model • Students experience genuine uncertainty • Students need to do the task to find out the answer • Choose a skill to develop, e.g: • e.g What makes a good........Evaluation? • e.g What makes a good........Conclusion? • e.g What makes a good........Football Pass? • e.g What makes a good........Web blog? • e.g What makes a good........Sentence? • e.g What makes a good........Evaluation? • Students carry out a series of tasks • Design a class set of success criteria
How do the students benefit? • Students can achieve. • Appreciation that learning requires the applications of specific skills. • An understanidn that there are various skills that have progression and need practising. • Used as AfL to know how to improve • Real time improvements to work
Success Criteria and Maths A tool that is particularly useful for written methods of calculation Remember to….. (skill/method) Choose/decide whether (strategy/sequence) AT1 process/problem solving