Assessment K-6

7 September 2017

Assessment in English K-6 by JPL Podcast

Sandra Rowan and Mary-Ellen Betts understand that wise assessment should inform good teaching using the NSW syllabuses...

 

“for our students, it would be nice for them to be learning new things because they have mastered their existing learning…

 

…assessment is an important part of teaching in that it acknowledges the skills and behaviours our students bring to the classroom… it shouldn’t be, okay, I assess on this week and then I never do it again for 5 weeks… sometimes we get caught up in gathering a whole lot of data that isn’t relevant against student learning outcomes…

 

…the NESA advice on assessment gives an excellent framework for what assessment can and should look like in our schools and it concerns me that at times we deviate, and collect numbers for the sake of numbers…”