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Making Waves: Maybe it’s you who has the answer!

We are very excited to be launching a new 18 month project with Pearson, exploring: How the workload associated with assessment can be reduced; and, How teachers’ professional expertise in relation to assessment can be developed. The project is kicking off with our first ever ‘crowd-sourcing’ campaign, asking teachers, schools and groups of schools to …

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How should primary schools be held to account?

ASCL today launched its Sense and Accountability report, which examines how primary schools are held to account and how this can be done better. I was delighted to play a small part in the production of this report, sitting on its expert panel. ASCL’s review builds on LKMco’s recent #TestingTheWater report, which explored how assessment can better …

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How will the government respond to our assessment recommendations from #TestingTheWater?

The government has today responded to the Education Select Committee’s report on primary assessment and in doing so, picked up on numerous themes from our new report, #TestingTheWater. 1. Testing the Water calls for headline league tables to shift to three year averages. Doing so would reduce the impact of year on year volatility (based …

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How can assessment underpin, not undermine, great teaching?

The publication of our ground breaking vision for how assessment can better support great teaching,  ‘Testing the Water’  has prompted widespread discussion in the media. In the run up to publication TES published a comment piece from Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, arguing that assessment needs to become a tool not …

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