Understanding Assessment in Primary Education
- Sue Faragher - Headteacher, Al Basma British School, Abu Dhabi
Assessment | Primary Assessment/Assessment of Pupil Progress | Primary Teacher Training
Understanding assessment and being able to use it effectively is at the heart of successful primary teaching. Aware of current policy and research, this book looks at the role and purpose of assessment within education, as well as providing detailed practical guidance on the main types of classroom assessment, including formative, summative, formal and informal methods.
Real classroom examples and activities illustrate the practical uses, benefits, and limitations of each form of assessment, enabling you to feel confident about implementing these strategies in your own teaching.
- The assessment planning cycle
- Innovative forms of assessment, including portfolios, debates, role play and mind mapping
- Assessment of learners with diverse needs, including SEN and EAL
- The use of technology in assessment
- Engaging children through self-assessment and peer-assessment
This is essential reading for all primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First) and employment-based routes into teaching, and beginning teachers.
Sue Faragher is Head of Al Basma British School, a large private school in Abu Dhabi.
'Assessment is a core tool of every teacher’s practice; this book enables the reflective practitioner to develop a critical understanding of assessment with the confidence to implement it productively in their teaching in order to have an impact on children’s learning.'
Combines theory and practice. Th book will support trainee teacher with their academic assignments and practice in the class room
clear comprehensive overview of assessment in primary schools
A general text on assessment which will help to deepen student knowledge and understanding. Useful chapter on alternative methods of assessing pupils enabling students to widen their assessment methods used on school placement. Chapter on self and peer assessment is another area that will support student learning.
An excellent source of information for student teachers. This book has been used by those embarking on a school experience and to support module content.
A timely consideration of assessment and yts role in primary education.
An easy to access resource for our trainees as they look to widen their reading on the role of assessment in schools.
This is a good book , exploring different assessment tools and ways to assess effectively.
Love this. Will be on recommended reading for this year.
This will be used to get the students reading independently and widely on the idea of assessment to inform learning as it has useful ideas expressed in a straightforward manner.