Best Practice Workshops > Assessing Pupil Progress and Target Setting
Assessing Pupil Progress and Target Setting
The day will:
- Look at current assessment tools, including P Scales; the reasons for assessment; the principles of assessment.
- Question how we assess progress for those who do not necessarily succeed within the academic model and the P Scales, especially looking at the preference of Ofsted for quantitative rather than qualitative models.
- Note the dilemma of schools who educate pupils who are likely to struggle academically; appear to plateau and make no progress for long periods of time; who are stuck in the lower Level indicators or P Scales; who have 'spiky' profiles; who may not make progress through linear development.
- Provide opportunities for in-depth exploration of Routes for Learning, Quest for Learning and MAPP (Mapping and Assessing Pupil Progress) which offer both qualitative and quantitative assessment outside of the P scales.
- Explore the Continuum of Skill Development, which offers a flexible and relevant model of progression for all those working in ‘small step’ progress.
- Note the relationship between assessment, curriculum and pedagogy and question whether assessment outside of the P Scales might also lead to curriculum development outside of the National Curriculum.