TDA 3.7: Support assessment for learning
1.1 Compare and contrast the roles of the teacher and learning support practitioner in assessment of learner s achievements.
The class teacher's main role is to monitor and assess pupil achievement. The teacher will need to know how all children are progressing and must report back to parents and other staff. Assessment is an ongoing process which can take different forms and teaching assistants must be able to support teachers with the process.
Teachers will plan lessons and schemes of work which should set out clear objectives so that student progress can be measured. Both children and adults will need to be clear about these "WALT" ( ...view middle of the document...
It could be in the form of Key Stage, SATS or an end of year school report.
1.3 Explain the characteristics of assessment for learning.
Assessment for learning informs and promotes the achievement of all pupils and encourages them to take responsibility for their own learning. The pupils know their learning outcomes, giving them feedback on their progress. When pupils take part in peer assessment they are recognising their own achievements. Pupils need to consider their learning carefully in this process and keep coming back to the learning objectives.
1.4 Explain the importance and benefits of assessment for learning.
Based on research there is a relationship between being part of the process of assessment and pupil motivation. Children who are actively involved with monitoring their progress, feel motivated to improve their performance.This is developing their self-esteem and motivation. Effective feedback makes sure that adults are supporting all children by giving them the tools to achieve the best of their potential. Assessment for learning is giving children an understanding of what they are doing, what they need to do and where they are in relation to it.
1.5 Explain how assessment for learning can contribute to planning for future learning carried out by the teacher, the learners and the learning support practitioner.
Assessment for learning contributes to future planning for all involved in the learning process.
Effective learning for the teacher helps them to pass on the responsibility to the child to manage their own learning.
For the pupil the process is informing them about their progress and the areas on which they need to work. Also it develops their confidence and help them to recognise when to ask for support.
For learning support, assessment for learning informs how they approach pupil questioning.
2.1 Obtain the information required to support assessment for learning.
The learning objectives for the activities.
The personalised learning goals for individual learners.
The success criteria of the learning activities.
The assessment opportunities and strategies relevant to own role in the learning activities.
2.2 Use clear language and examples to discuss and clarify personalised learning goals and criteria for assessing progress with learners.
All children in our school have personalised learning goals. These are updated on a half-termly basis. Usually the teacher gives similar targets to children who are of the same ability so their work is based on their needs as a group. These goals are printed out in the back of their books.
Children with additional needs have personalised learning goals which are also recorded on an individual learning plan which have been agreed by pupils, parents and teachers.
2.3. Use assessment opportunities and strategies to gain information and make judgements about how well learners are participating in activities and the progress they are making....