Tag: assessment


En Vogue MCQs making a comeback

Back in 2014 I wrote a series of posts on multiple choice questions MCQs. What started as a line of enquiry on multiple-right-answer, MCQs, revealed a world of research, statistical analysis and TEFL. There really is a lot, lot more to MCQs than I could have ever of expected. What I thought was merely assessment…
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21 Oct ’17 0

Whole class marking and feedback

What, drawn, and talk of workload? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all managers, and thee. Have at thee, coward! Teachers should not be goaded into unreasonable marking and feedback practice resulting in longer, unreasonable working hours. The wellbeing bells are ringing loud and clear. Marking with feedback can be easily over-empahsised (Teacher Workload…
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7 Nov ’16 0

Questions or statements

You can be wrong answering a question. You can not be wrong answering a statement. As I was preparing my AOB at the SLT meeting I called up a sticky note. On one of the “used” notes was the above note. I am not 100% sure where it originated from, very likely from a recent Dylan Wiliam webinar.…
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14 Dec ’15 0

Micro Quick Ticket

We are really moving with our Quick Key projects. 6 departments are now quizzing and scanning assessments. Two departments are racing ahead, Geography and MFL. Geography are preparing their first whole year assessment, as a precursor to their baseline assessment for next September. MFL are translating their homework grammar booklets to MCQs with embedded Quick…
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16 May ’15 0

Quick Key – Assessment in September

With our Key Stage 3 Assessment Outcomes reverse engineered from Key Stage 4 Assess Outcomes we have gone onto designing our long-term plans or progression grids for “Assessment Without Levels.” A number of our Curriculum and Subject Leaders are now focusing their efforts on outlining their assessment protocol. Now, the early and innovative work of a handful of teachers within the…
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11 May ’15 0

Quick Key responses

Our Quick Key teachers team at The Wellington Academy is growing. We are now four, hoping to attract members from all nine curriculum areas. Our successes (insightful feedback for pupils, delivery feedback for teachers) and reclaimed marking time appear attractive motivators for our staff to get involved. This coincides with “Assessment Without Levels” (AWL) and our intention to ensure…
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22 Apr ’15 0