Assessment for Learning
The Cambridge Assessment Network – which provides professional development activities for all individuals involved in assessment – organised its second Excellence in Assessment seminar on 23 March 2007, on the subject of Assessment for Learning.
More than 90 delegates enjoyed a keynote paper by Professor John MacBeath, Chair of Educational Leadership at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. He set out how Assessment for Learning is designed to raise student achievement and improve their learning.
Andrew Watts, Director of Cambridge Assessment Network, said: “Delegates’ reactions to the day were very positive. Many said they left feeling inspired to try new strategies in the classroom and were looking forward to the benefi ts they felt this style of assessment could bring to their students.”
After the seminar, delegates split into their subject groups to review assessment principles, reflect on their current assessment practice and work on practical ways of implementing Assessment for Learning in their subject. They then ended the day with a plenary session where they were able to share their ideas across the groups.
The seminar was run in conjunction with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge and was aimed at secondary school teachers of music, art, design & technology and religious studies, as well as school managers.
The Cambridge Assessment Network will run a similar seminar for secondary school teachers of history, geography, modern foreign languages and drama on 16 November 2007. To book a place, or for further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org