8th April 2015
1.2 Summarise the difference between formative and summative assessment
Formative assessment is typically contrasted with a summative assessment. The former supports teachers and students in decision making during educational and learning processes, while the latter occurs at the end of a learning unit and determines if the content being taught was retained. (P Ainsworth 2006(Wikipedia))
1.1 Compare and contrast the roles of the teacher and the TA in assessment of learners’ achievements
1.5 Explain how assessment for learning can contribute to planning for future learning carried out by a)the teacher b) the learners c) the learning support practitioner
Teachers are responsible for following the national curriculum, planning lessons, providing the necessary resources for the children. A teacher’s responsibility towards the children in their care can involve the following; -Deliver an ongoing record of each child’s progress
-Inform children about their personal progress and achievements -Keep parents up to date and informed regarding strengths and areas for improvement for their child -Identify educational needs for all of the children within the class
A teaching assistant works alongside and in partnership with the teacher. They are there to support the teacher, help and assist children in their education. A teaching assistant can relay back to the teacher whether they think a child may need help in developing in certain areas, and a plan can be put in place in which may require the assistance of the teaching assistant. However the teacher is the overall ‘boss’ of the class, and will advise the teaching assistant what is required for that day.
Children are assessed on a daily basis; this enables the teacher to reflect whether a lesson is working to meet the learning objectives or whether how we achieve the objective needs to be changed. The school I am currently working in has taken the assessment...
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