The fifth and final part of my Learning First workshop is here! You can catch up on all the previous posts using the links below: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four I've never understood systems that connote the idea, "We've got Assessment Week in 3 weeks, so we need to be ready." Because surely you end up cramming, skimming and misplacing so much of what actually needs to be done? Try, "It's been a suitable amount of time since we learnt that thing, now would be a good time to assess it."
Additionally, the idea of 'Assessment Week' always amuses me. Be honest, and call it Test Week, because that's what it really is. You're constantly assessing daily anyway, otherwise you'd save all your marking for 'Assessment Week' too!
Managing assessment, is about taking charge of learning. Take charge of learning, and assessment will naturally fit in.
The final factor in my workshop, about putting learning ahead of assessment, was all about how to use your biggest resource; your classroom.
Catch the video below to see what my learners said...