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Assessment in the Primary Classroom

Assessment in the Primary Classroom
Principles and practice

First Edition

July 2019 | 120 pages | Learning Matters
Essential reading to support principled assessment decisions in the classroom 
Assessment has become an increasingly complex area for primary schools in recent years, with schools and academy trusts trying to create their own ways of assessing without levels. Trainee teachers find it hard to understand key principles in assessment when practice in each of their school experiences is so varied. This 'essentials' text supports trainee and beginning teachers to understand the current context and consider essential principles for good practice in primary assessment.

The book:

- features explanations of key terminology
- includes practical examples from classrooms and schools
- supports teacher assessment literacy
- explores the assessment system as a whole
- covers formative and summative assessment, pupil progress, data and moderation.

1. Introduction
2. Key terms
3. Formative use of assessment by teachers
4. Formative use of assessment by pupils
5. Summative use of assessment
6. Pupil progress and progression
7. Using data to support school improvement
8. Moderation for professional learning
9. Conclusion

A Concise and practical primer to the area of assessment that is ideal for new teachers.

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of FE And HE
July 10, 2019

Earle navigates readers through principled assessment. She unpicks key terms and provides prompts to help teachers to evaluate their approaches to assessment while maintaining the child at the heart of the assessment process.

Mrs Wendy Cobb
School of Teacher Education & Development (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
July 7, 2019

Clear and accessible. Provides examples for possible classroom strategies. Very useful addition to the reading list for this PGCE /SD module.

Mrs Anna Sheila Streather
Education, Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning
April 4, 2019

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