assessment

Assessment in the new Scottish Curriculum is still a hot topic for all involved. Obviously there’s the looming (or present for some schools) implementation of the new National Qualifications, but there’s still a lot of head scratching going on around assessment in 3-15. Whilst there are obviously many issues around the new approach, there are…

I know, I know. The experiences and outcomes have been around for ages now. Surely we’re long past getting to know them? In my experience however, this simply isn’t the case. Many of us seem to have taken something from them first time through, but now that we’re approaching the blunt end of assessment and…

In a recent post I outlined my proposal for the final part of my MEd. In it I provided a rationale for my intention to involve pupils in planning learning in order to increase their engagement and described the steps I intended to carry out to achieve this. However, as I’ve mentioned – I’ll be going…

I love a good spreadsheet. I think my addiction began when I worked briefly at Victoria Quay after I graduated on the Scottish Environment Statistics Online database. It was then that I began to discover some of the powerful features of excel…such as VLOOKUP…amazing! Once I was teaching I made every possible use of the…

Are your traffic lights doing anything? What happens after your two stars and a wish? Do your pupils listen to their peers? For some time now I’ve been concerned by the frequent utterance of the phrase “AifL is embedded”. There is often a perception that schools and teachers did all that work sharing formative assessment…