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Traditional versus Authentic Assessment

In my current Additional Qualification course, I read Authentic Assessment Toolbox, which defines authentic assessment to include tasks on real-life skills and meaningful application of important knowledge relevant to today’s (or the future’s) world. 289 more words

Is there an Alternative to the Flight Path Method of Recording Student Progress?

I’ve always had a bit of a problem with the Flight Path model of recording and reporting student progress in Science.

This model has various forms as shown here but they are all based on the idea that a student joins a secondary school in Year 7 with a Key Stage 2 score in English and Maths. 1,402 more words

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Reading response to Nelson and Dawson’s article "Competition, education and assessment: connecting history with recent scholarship”

In the article “Competition, education and assessment: connecting history with recent scholarship”, Nelson and Dawson begin their research on competition and education by examining competition in various historical contexts. 251 more words

What happens if you stop marking

To answer the question in the headline – apparently, nothing! Stuart Kime from Evidence-based education did small-scale research with 30 teachers for about 3 months, and the students who received no written feedback had roughly the same exam results as the control group. 86 more words


2018 Range Rover Sport SVR Assessment: First Drive

The normal course of is to begin out small and work your means up, but Land Rover has intentionally targeted the Vary Rover Sport at a younger audience. 716 more words


Can students type faster than they can write?

With our students completing NAPLAN online for the second year I found myself defending the online test format in various Twitter pile-ons. The anti NAPLAN knives were out in earnest when some schools faced technical difficulties with the online writing test. 713 more words