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Last September, Schoolstoreng and Rising Stars held two engaging Assessment workshops in Lagos. The events, which were hosted, by Greensprings and Grange Schools had the theme: understanding and using assessments to drive teaching and learning.
Rising Stars Education Consultant Peter Oates was the main facilitator at both events but supported by outstanding Nigerian teachers from Greensprngs and Grange. At the Greensprings School workshop, Dolapo Fatoki co-facilitated with Peter, while Ayoola Akinyeye and Kelechi Igbokwe co-facilitated at the Grange School workshop.
A key question for schools to consider: Is there a framework in place to assess pupils’ work regularly and thoroughly and is information from such assessment utilised to plan teaching so that each pupil can make progress?
A Key point to note: Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning: It must therefore provide evidence to guide teaching and learning while also give the opportunity for students to demonstrate and review their progress.
About Assessments: Assessments can either be formative or summative.
Formative assessments allow teachers to understand individual pupil performance on a continuing basis – where pupils are struggling, where they need extra challenge, when they are ready to progress. Helps teachers to evaluate their own teaching of topics and concepts
Two key principles to consider on Formative Assessments:
Summative Assessments are end of year exams or end of topic tests that enable teachers evaluate how well pupils understand the topic or unit tested and how effective their teaching has been. It also helps pupils understand how well they have learned a topic or unit over a period of time and can be used to give feedback on how they can improve in future.
Two key principles to consider on Summative Assessments:
Quick policy design tips from the National Association Of Head Teachers (NAHT)
Use of Assessment
The information from assessment is communicated to parents and pupils on a termly basis through a structured conversation. Parents and pupils receive rich, qualitative profiles of what has been achieved and indications of what they need to do next
SchoolstorengMar 23 2017