Designing Performance Assessment Tasks Philip Cohen As Beth Larkins remembers it, developing new performance assessment tasks has not always been smooth. But the effort has been worth it. The efforts of these advocates to popularize performance assessment have led to increased demand for carefully crafted assessment tasks. And despite the availability of off-the-shelf assessment tools, many districts and schools—including Larkins'—are creating their own performance assessment tasks.
APP is all you need. Access the primary and secondary subject specific APP materials using the links below.
All of the materials to support Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 are available to download from this website. The latest edition of Secondary Education magazine contains a series of articles on APP, including school case studies. Your pupils are likely to have undertaken a variety of activities since their last APP assessment so you need to decide which pieces will be most relevant.
You can also take account of what you or others have seen pupils do in the course of their work. Identifying assessment opportunities in the scheme of work in order to ensure that a broad range of evidence is likely to be available, including work where pupils have demonstrated a significant degree of independence.
Discussing with colleagues the range of evidence in a small selection of the Standards Files. This also enables you to track their progress over time. Key points You are reviewing rather than assessing the work for the first time.
Teachers who have been using APP for more than a year report that the process very quickly becomes easier and less time-consuming as they become familiar with the assessment criteria. Highlighting the criteria pupils have met across a range of evidence provides a visual picture of their strengths as well as gaps in their learning.
If sufficient evidence is unavailable, it may be that the scheme of work needs to be adjusted in order to provide a fuller evidence base across the range of Assessment Focuses in the future. While helpful guidance in arriving at level-related judgements is available, a good degree of professional judgement is also needed.
Spending some time reviewing the annotated evidence in the Standards Files will help to ensure that your interpretation of the assessment criteria is consistent with that of other colleagues.Student-Friendly APP Writing Assessment Focuses – Levels 2 - 4. AF1: To write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts.
AF2: To produce texts which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose. AF3: To organise and present whole. APP assessment grids for writing, reading and maths levels , , , /5(65).
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Use the app to. iObserve is a video and audio recording app that allows you to record observations, time stamp criteria, give instant feedback and create a signed declaration. The Planning and Assessment Grids for Primary School Teachers is one of the resources published by the group and is free to any school that registers to receive it.
of writing: My writing has a creative selection and adaptation of a wide range of forms and conventions to meet varied writing challenges with distinctive personal . Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers. Assessment criteria: Reading AF1 - use a range of strategies, including accurate decoding of text, to read for meaning AF2 - understand, describe, select or retrieve information, events or ideas from texts and use quotation and reference to text travel writing.