A suite of workshops to help schools and settings develop skills in the crucial area of using assessment to support progression is available on Hwb. Research and teacher expertise has been central to their development.
The workshops help practitioners improve understanding of assessment and progression and the important relationships between them. Ultimately they are designed to help develop assessment approaches which take progression in learning forward, rather than prove current learning.
The 6 workshops are organised as 3 pairs, each pair addressing a theme of central importance to assessment and curriculum design within Curriculum for Wales.
- Workshops 1 and 2: progression and assessment
- Workshops 3 and 4: the learner at the centre
- Workshops 5 and 6: integrating curriculum, assessment and pedagogy
The materials are freely available to any school or practitioner to use. Here are some useful pointers:-
- While the six workshops are linked in series, practitioners can use any single one or group of them as they choose if the content is immediately relevant to their needs
- If using all six workshops as a series, users can vary the amount of attention and time given to any particular activity or theme
- Collaborative use of the workshops is recommended: collaboration can be organised within a school or setting, or across a cluster (e.g. of a secondary school and associated primary schools), or within an existing network
- Collaboration and facilitation can be organised and supported bottom-up or fostered by external support
- While collaborative participation is recommended, individual practitioners can profitably use the materials for personal development
Staff within regional partnerships and consortia are ready to advise and support colleagues in using the workshop resources. Please contact:
Carms-Pembs-Swansea Partnership – Debbie Moon – DEBBIE.MOON@partneriaeth.cymru
Mid Wales Partnership – Chris Davies – email@example.com/
Central South Consortium – Kath Lewis – Kathryn.A.Lewis@cscjes.org.uk
GWE Consortium – Dafydd Rhys – firstname.lastname@example.org
EAS Consortium – James Kent – James.Kent@sewaleseas.org.uk
NPT Local Authority – Owain Hywett – email@example.com