Far too often, assessment is divorced from teaching and learning because it is a relatively passive experience.
Thanks to John Dabell, trained teacher and former Ofsted inspector, for the following article.
Assessment makes a significant difference to learning, especially when children are actively involved in their own learning, when assessment is an essential part of the learning experience and when assessment boosts self-esteem and motivation.
The first and most important principle of learning is that children are engaged in the process. Assessment isn’t done to children but with them as an active process.