Reporting and Assessment

Assessment, Marking and Feedback

Assessment can be seen as the bridge between teaching and learning.  Dylan Wiliam describes this well:

“It is only through assessment that we can find out whether what has happened in the classroom has produced the learning we intended.”

Our approach to assessment has two layers:
  • Layer 1: Formative – on-going, ungraded and focused on smaller chunks of the curriculum
  • Layer 2: Summative – at set points in the year. Knowledge included will build cumulatively
    through the year

The marking of SPAG is an integral part of the assessment process.  Not only is accuracy a vital aspect of any written text, but it is also the case that examination performance can be improved by students writing with accurate spelling.