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What every teacher needs to know about assessment (Q2)

The first post, covered the first half of “What every teacher needs to know about assessment.” Unsurprisingly, this post covers the second half. What practices schools should do ‘more‘ or ‘less’ of. What assessment practices should schools do more of, and what should they do less of? Fewer decision making tests. Maybe gate-keeping tests. What Dr…
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4 Dec ’18 0

What every teacher needs to know about assessment (Q1)

Introduced by Professor Stuart Kime (Director of Education at Evidence Based Education – EBE) “What every teacher needs to know about assessment,” brought together researchers and cross-phase leaders, teachers and teacher trainiers; Dr Christine Harrison (King’s College London), Phil Stock (Secondary DHT – Greenshaw High School) Amie Barr (Head of Assessment – ARK) Prof Becky Allen (UCL IoE)…
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3 Dec ’18 0

Ken Jones – News from nowhere

The #IOEDebates offers a rich vein of educational thinking. Panelists are dedicated experts within their education field. Hence the debates are often a level or two above a chance encounter, water-cooler conversation. Chaired by Professor Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education, What if… we re-designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch? brought Tim…
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1 Dec ’18 0

Hugely disappointed

Teachers are not very good at writing effective and usable assessment questions. says @ProfCoe #rEdDurham Studies typically find that unstructured judgements of the expected proportion who will get a question right typically correlate about 0.2-0.3 with the actual proportions (Bramley & Wilson, 2016; Attali et al, 2014). That means if you estimate the proportion as 0.5,…
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24 Nov ’18 0

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