Support Assessment For Learning
Unit Ref: A/601/4072
1. Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning.
1.1. Compare and contrast the roles of the teacher and the learning support practitioner in the assessment of learners’ achievements.
The Teachers Role:
Effective marking and feedback
Assessment as an end of Key Stage process
Record and evidence
Reporting to parents and guardians
Following the curriculum
Provide the necessary resources for the children
Develop and adapt learning activities to suit the requirements of individual
Inform children about their individual performances …show more content…
It does not contribute to the final mark given for the module; instead it contributes to learning through providing feedback. It should indicate what is good about a piece of work and why this is good; it should also indicate what is not so good and how the work could be improved (Pink to Think). Effective formative feedback will affect what the student and the teacher does next. Formative assessment is key to understanding pupils’ abilities and should include performance in class both verbal and work produced in books. It must give feedback to pupils to enable them to move forward in their learning. It should identify the standard of work currently being achieved therefore providing the teacher with information about progress to date. Formative Assessments help children understand what is expected of them in relation to academic expectations and give suggestions as to how to develop work further in order to improve. Feedback given to children by the Teacher should be meaningful and highlight positives as well as negatives so the child receives a balanced approach. Formative Assessment is supported by the National …show more content…
Explain how assessment for learning can contribute to planning for future learning carried out by:
The teacher Teachers will understand where each individual child is with their learning and will be able to adapt resources and activities to suit. He/she will be able to plan future lessons more effectively and request adequate support for different abilities. The teacher will be able to pass on the responsibility to the child for managing their own learning. He will be able to set new realistic targets and will be able to report back to relevant staff and parents effectively.
Effective Assessment allows children to fully engage with their learning and education. It informs them about how to approach and tackle areas for improvement and allows them to take pride in areas in which they are succeeding. It gives them skills in self-assessment. They will have confidence in themselves as learners and will be able to quickly recognise when they need help and will not hesitate to call for help as they know that they have to meet the success criteria and achieve the learning