Assessment for Learning and Curriculum for Excellence

Are you a Teacher, Principal Teacher or Senior Manager in a school?  Are you putting time into developing assessments in line with Curriculum for Excellence - "say write make do"?  If so, allow me to ask a provocative question: are these basic techniques of AfL being used every day in your classrooms?

  • wait time

  • no hands up

  • random selection of pupils for responses (lollipop sticks or the like)

  • think pair share

  • comment only marking

  • self and peer assessment


If not, then I think you are focussing your energies in the wrong direction.

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