This book provides a critical overview of assessment, taking an evidence-based approach, with balanced and reflective consideration given to arguments around various approaches to assessment in schools. It offers practical advice on how to implement such evidence-based models and helps with reflectively evaluating their success.
Evidence-based teaching is fast becoming a new orthodoxy. There are many strong voices, including policy voices, advocating its adoption. Understanding the underlying principles allows you to better evaluate the benefits of different approaches to evidence based teaching and how they relate to your own school context.
Chris Atherton is an English teacher, Linguist, Head of Department and Research Lead at Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College in the North West of England. His geeky academic interests are cultural evolution, linguistics and cognitive science. In his spare time he enjoys open water swimming, cooking and building pizza ovens. Val Poultney is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby. She teaches on initial teacher education and postgraduate programmes. Her research interests include school leadership and school governance with a particular focus on how to develop leadership to support teachers as researchers.
Introduction Mapping the Area Assessment and Memory Assessment and Feedback Assessment and Curriculum Design Assessment and Metacognition Assessment and Peer Learning How has Assessment been most successfully implemented? Planning for Implementation Conclusion