Assessment for Teaching - Using Assessment Data to Improve Pupils’ Learning Outcomes

OFSTED have added assessment into the criteria for the key judgment on the quality of teaching and learning. Do we really have a whole school understanding of assessment? What will Ofsted expect? This online course will explain the most effective types of assessment you should be using and how best to use your assessment data to improve pupil outcomes. You will also learn how to monitor progress and how to keep accurate assessment records.


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This Course Covers:

  • Using assessment data
  • Using the Analyse School Performance site (was RAISEonline)
  • School assessment policies
  • What OFSTED expects
  • Using assessments to record attainment and progress
  • Assessment for Teaching

    This year there has been a consultation on primary assessment and the implications for accountability. This covered key issues, including the best starting point to measure the progress that children make in primary school, and the role and operation of teacher assessment.

    Ofsted have added assessment into the criteria for the key judgment on the quality of teaching and learning.

    So what do they expect in terms of assessment?

    They recognise that marking and feedback to pupils, both written and oral, are important aspects of assessment. However, they do not expect to see any specific frequency, type or volume of marking and feedback; these are for your school to decide through its assessment policy.

    So it is clear that your Assessment policy is an important document.

    This online course will answer the following questions:

    What kinds of assessment should we be using?
    How do we use assessments to record attainment and progress?
    What does OFSTED expect?
    Do we really have a whole school understanding of assessment?
    How can we use assessment data?
    Is our school assessment policy up to date?

    This course will develop your knowledge of Primary Assessment.

    Duration Learning Hours Online Seminars Tasks Key Stage Suitable For
    1 Term 25 (includes Tasks and Seminars) 4 4 KS1, KS2 Teachers, Managers, SENCO's, Literacy Co-ordinators, TAs, HLTAs

    Tutor Support & Mentoring

    When you enrol on any of our online courses you will have access to an expert in their field, get 1:1 support & advice from an experienced, qualified and friendly tutor ready to answer your questions. All our courses are developed by experienced Teachers.


    Real-time courses you can study at your own pace

    The seminars are delivered live, recordings of these and all course materials are available 24/7 via our website. Access at any time, from anywhere using a computer, tablet or mobile.


    Certified Courses

    All our online courses are certified and have completion criteria, once you have fulfilled the course requirements we will issue you with a course certificate. All our courses meet the DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development.

    Course Structure & Outcomes

    Session 1
    Your School’s Assessment Policy

    Outcomes:

  • To know what OFSTED expects in regard to assessment in your school.
  • To have carried out an audit on the range of assessments used in school, what assessment data is recorded and how often this is carried out.
  • To revise an existing Policy or create a new Assessment policy that meets your school’s needs.
  • Session 2 & 3
    Formative and Summative Assessment
    Using data to improve pupils’ learning outcomes
    Questioning and Feedback to pupils
    Pupil portfolios as part of classroom assessment
    Ideas and activities for Assessment

    Outcomes:

  • To understand the different kinds of assessments.
  • To examine how assessment, feedback, and reflection inform teacher practice and support pupil learning outcomes.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of how assessment is used to improve pupil outcomes in your school.
  • Session 4
    Keeping Assessment Records
    Monitoring Pupil Progress
    Analysing pupil data

    Outcomes:

  • To reflect on assessment procedures in your school and identify areas for improvement.
  • To create an action plan for assessment protocols and processes for assessment in your school.
  • Features
  • 4 online seminars
  • 12 Months access to the course seminars & resources
  • Access to an expert, ask your tutor questions and get advice throughout the course
  • Meets the Department for Education Standards for Teachers' Professional Development
  • Accessing the Course

    Access to the course materials and eLearning area is for a 12 month period, this includes technical support. Tutor Support and Mentoring is available for 6 months from enrolment. There are 4 online seminars each lasting approximately one hour. Although we encourage candidates to attend the seminars live, they are recorded and uploaded for all candidates. If candidates are unable to attend the seminar they can watch the recording and ask any questions via email. The tasks are planned to fit in with teachers’ work requirements. There is a forum area allowing participants to share information and ask questions. To access the eLearning site and online seminars you require a computer with internet access and speakers / headphones, or a smartphone or tablet with the relevant apps installed.

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    Access on a computer, tablet or mobile device

    Course Tutor


    You will be working with our literacy & school management specialist, Sue McCaldon (M.A. in Teaching), She has vast experience of developing Literacy programmes. Her past experience includes being a LA Senior School Improvement Officer with responsibility for Literacy and Manager for the National Literacy Project in Manchester. She was a co-author of various Reading Intervention Programmes and has contributed to books and TV programmes for schools.


    DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development

    Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

    We have clearly outlined course outcomes and goals and evaluate participants’ prior knowledge in order to ensure progression. Course tasks are designed to help participants evaluate impact on themselves, their school and the pupils.

    Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

    Course content is developed in line with current thinking and is thoroughly researched by our expert tutors. Course tasks are designed not only to fit in around participants day to day teaching, but also to link teacher practice to pupil experiences and outcomes. Task feedback and support is given to reinforce impact evaluation of teachers practice and the wider implication for pupils and the school. All our courses are independently evaluated to ensure intended outcomes and quality.

    Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

    Our eLearning environment and the content of the seminars and tasks is structured to encourage participants collaboration, tutor support and to challenge existing methods in order to develop more informed practice and better pupil outcomes.

    Professional development programmes should be sustained over time

    The online delivery and course models we use in our training ensures content and the learning experience is delivered over a period of time. Support and Mentoring is available throughout the duration of the course and course materials and seminars are available for an extended period after the course finishes.

    Professional development must be prioritised by school leadership

    The course outcomes outlined in our Individual Learner Plans help participants plan and collaborate with leaders in order to develop on-going professional development strategies and plans. Our tasks and course feedback provides evidence to show school leaders and to provide forward planning for participants professional development and practices.

    Course Fee *


    • 1 Candidate

    • £ 299.99
    • Delivered over 1 Term
    • 4 Online Seminars
    • Learning Hours - 25 (including tasks and seminars)
    • Personalised Tutor Support, Mentoring and Advice
    • Courses Developed by Experienced Teachers
    • 12 Months - 24/7 Access to Course Materials and Seminars
    • Key Stage 1 & 2
    • Teaching Materials
    • Lesson Plans & Resources Pack - value £100
    • Register for the Summer Term

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