1.1 One of the class teachers main roles is to monitor and assess pupil achievement. They need to know how their class are progressing and be able to report on this. The teacher plans the lessons and schemes of work to enable the children to reach their learning objectives. It is important that the teacher, children and support staff know the objectives so they can understand the learning that is taking place. A learning support assistant assists the teacher in the delivery of the learning, they are also in charge of assessing pupils or groups they are working with. This is then fed back to the teacher to inform the next steps. Al earning support assistant may have responsibility for putting in place learning activities to meet the learning outcomes of the lesson.
1.2 Formative assessment is on-going assessment that is used to assess the learning as it takes place. This can be assessment of how the children are working, through open ended questioning and discussion with the pupils. Summative assessment is ‘a picture in time’ assessment. It is usually a test that assess where the pupil is at that set time.
1.3 Assessment for learning informs and promotes the achievement of all pupils. It starts with sharing the learning intentions with the children. It continues by speaking with them and giving them feedback as they are learning so the children can build up their self-assessment skills to help them identify and reflect on their own learning. Pupils need to consider their own learning throughout the process. 1.4 Assessment for learning puts children in control of their own learning and helps them identify where they are in their own learning. Children that are part of this process feel empowered to improve their performance through their own ownership. This also develops the children’s self-esteem and motivation. In using effective feedback all children in the class are being supported regardless of ability and they are all given the tools to reach...
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