New Assessment information from Scottish Government regarding Assessment…
Assessment is for Learning
Our school is continuing to develop ‘Assessment is for Learning’ strategies. Currently in school we use a range of ‘Learning Intentions’ and ‘Success Criteria’ with our pupils and implementing the use of a ‘Two Stars & a Wish’ method of Formative Assessment. Staff and Pupils use a ‘Traffic Light’ system of self-assessment to encourage pupil participation in the Assessment process.
At all times, pupils are focused on specific targets for their work and are taught to self-assess their work against these targets. In this way, pupils, particularly in the senior school, are able to learn from previous activities to continually improve their progress.
We operate a policy of continuous assessment in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School. This helps to build a clear picture of each child’s ongoing progress. Assessment is a tool used by teaching staff to plan and prepare programmes of work, which challenge and extend pupils skills and knowledge. It also allows teaching staff to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching methods and resources.
Teachers carry out class based assessments throughout the course of the school year and report pupil progress to parents.