Here are some assessment materials I have made for the current and the new curriculum. As year groups are disapplied from the old curriculum schools can begin to use the new curriculum and assessment materials, or whatever forms of assessment they choose. The DfE will eventually provide exemplars and a framework. Assessment for the whole curriculum will be narrative type assessment of where pupils are and what next rather than levels or grades. This is in line with Dylan Wiliams and Paul Blacks’ original idea of ‘comment only’ feedback! It might just work as it’s far better for pupils and parents to know what the children can do and what they need to do next rather than a grade or a number. ‘My child’s a level 3’ is pretty meaningless really! My overall feel is that the primary science curriculum has been simplified, yet most of the content remains with emphasis on core science enquiry skills progression through investigation. Remember all science knowledge is temporary anyway!! Yikes!
Year 1 Individual Pupil Science Assessment Record I will make up these for every year group soon ready for 2014 – this is a more AFL friendly approach to assessment than a whole class document for teachers to tick and pupils to never see. Also, in theory this type of sheet could be used for reporting to parents?
Any thoughts welcome please.