What Makes Great Assessment?
Putting together the ‘What makes great assessment?’ forum has been an exciting and uplifting endeavour. The response from teachers wanting to attend the event at Argyle Primary School on 9th May 2017 was astonishing; the support from the Chartered College of Teaching was beyond my wildest dreams; the work of the team at Evidence Based Education has been truly inspiring.
All of the WMGA panellists have written answers to the questions posed to them at the live event; you will find them in this ebook. While by no means the definitive work on assessment, I think you will find some strong common themes around which all teachers can unite, and discussions that can be taken into staff rooms, SLT groups and governors’ meetings. Indeed, this is my challenge to you: take WMGA as a starting point to begin a conversation in your school about great assessment.
The interest in WMGA is testament to the profession’s thirst for knowledge and desire to engage in such an important topic. Reading this booklet is evidence of your own interest in an area of education which is in urgent need of review and revitalisation; the responsibility to act further – and continue to act – now falls on all our shoulders. Now is the time.