There have been several new important considerations for assessing under the current Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the safety of pupils.
We need to become reacquainted with who has which skills and set up an early alert system to identify any changing learning trajectories.
A holistic approach involving all those who know the pupil well, including the pupil voice, must be taken to gather assessment information at all stages
David Crossley, Associate Director of Whole Education, says CAT4 is well known for providing robust GCSE and A Level indicators but to solely use it for this purpose misses out on its potential.
We are really interested to see our Year 7 results, since they missed a term of learning in Year 6 and we have no SATs or nationally benchmarked data for these pupils.
Find out how the North Liverpool Academy has used WellComm Primary to identify speech and language needs and their intervention plans as students return to school
You have to have the data to be able to put a plan in place to correct things, otherwise you are giving children the same type of education regardless of their needs.
Following an extended school absence the most important question we should consider is ‘How do we motivate our students to re-engage with the curriculum we are offering?’
Hilary Fine, Director of Assessment Development at GL Assessment, shares some of the innovative ways our partner schools have adapted during school lockdown - and how schools can approach assessment as more of their pupils return