Assessment – a word that sparks emotions of all sorts in teachers around the globe – satisfaction, dread, anxiety, stress….
As a teacher I was very careful to assess in all areas as I understood the need to pitch your lessons correctly and meet each child’s individual need, could only be achieved through efficient assessment methods.
But assessment has also become a burden with teachers just ticking boxes in order to tick boxes, without necessarily using the data to inform future planning and curriculum.
Baseline assessments, when children start a subject area, or school year, are vital to record the value you have added when teaching new facts, as well as a way of finding out where your class are at.
Very often teachers approach me and say please make assessment digital!!
By offering digital media to help assess a subject area, whether summative assessment through a test or formative assessment through making a film or project, we could cut hours of teacher’s time. Pupils can enter data digitally and the computer can mark and score, even making into a graph to feed into school statistics. This is an area we are looking into now at Jewish Interactive and I would love to open up discussion on working models of digital assessment in your schools…
Any feedback would help us help you…