Assessment for Learning
This module focuses on Assessment for Learning strategies.
In this module you will:
Please read the notes and watch the brief video clips
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is an approach to teaching and learning that creates feedback which is then used to improve pupils’ performance.
The difference between Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning
Assessment OF Learning (Summative)
Happens after learning takes place
Assessment FOR Learning (Formative)
An integral part of the learning process
Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning are complementary approaches and AfL strategies need to be phased into practice over time.
AfL enables teachers and pupils to focus on three key questions
Reflect on your own classes.
From the strategies identified in the notes and videos which do you find most challenging or would you find most challenging?
What will your next steps be? Take the opportunity to plan how you are going to use what you have learned in this session for future lesson planning.
What strategies for assessment for learning have you not focused on in your class?