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Primary Assessment Now : The Why, What and How of Formative and Summative Assessment Without Levels

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Assessment in primary schools is changing. The new primary National Curriculum and the 'removal' of levels have prompted schools and teachers to re-consider assessment. This is a comprehensive guide to assessment for all primary trainees. It explores the theory behind assessment and encourages the reader to constantly reflect on the current state of assessment and how effective assessment can improve teaching and learning. It will help trainee or beginning teachers to understand the why, what and how of primary assessment by: * exploring the past, present and changing contexts of assessment and the theory behind the different types * examining assessment of different curriculum subjects, focusing on English, mathematics and computing * covering assessment in classroom - presenting ideas and strategies to help make assessment part of all lessons * looking at assessing children with SEND and assessment at school level * providing advice on the use of questioning and talk in the classroomshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 381g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1473916127
  • 9781473916128
  • 1,252,756

About Mary Briggs

Mary Briggs is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick where she teaches across a range of the Institute's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Mary was an Early Years, primary and SEN teacher for many years, including deputy and headship before working as an academic in the University sector. Angela Woodfield is now an independent educational consultant who has spent most of her professional life working in Coventry as a primary school teacher and headteacher. Dr. Peter Swatton is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Northampton. Prior to joining the University of Northampton he was a Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Warwick. He leads the Graduate Teacher Programme for the NLMK Consortium for Primary, Early Years and Secondary provision and continues to research into initial teacher education and the development of beginning teacher's science subject knowledge. Cynthia Martin recently retired from a teaching post at the University of Warwick. She was a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University and led a number of seminars and training sessions in school on how to make effective assessment of learning. Cynthia also has extensive practical experience in this area from her work in schools.show more