Aims and Principles of Assessment at Beaconside
Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning.
Assessment provides evidence to guide teaching and learning.
Assessment provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate and review their progress.
Assessment is fair.
Assessment is inclusive of all abilities.
Assessment is free from bias towards factors that are not relevant to what the assessment intends to address.
Assessment is honest.
Assessment outcomes are used in ways that minimise undesirable effects.
Assessment outcomes are conveyed in an open, honest and transparent way to assist pupils with their learning.
Assessment judgements are moderated by experienced professionals to ensure their accuracy.
Assessment is ambitious.
Assessment places achievement in context against nationally standardised criteria and expected standards.
Assessment embodies, through objective criteria, a pathway of progress and development for every child.
Assessment objectives set high expectations for learners.
Assessment is appropriate.
The purpose of any assessment process should be clearly stated.
Conclusions regarding pupil achievement are valid when the assessment method is appropriate (to age, to the task and to the desired feedback information).
Assessment should draw on a wide range of evidence to provide a complete picture of student achievement.
Assessment should demand no more procedures or records than are practically required to allow pupils, their parents and teachers to plan future learning.
Assessment is consistent.
Judgments are formed according to common principles.
The results are readily understandable by third parties.
A school’s results are capable of comparison with other schools, both locally and nationally.
Assessment outcomes provide meaningful information for:
Pupils in developing their learning;
Parents in supporting children with their learning;
Teachers in planning teaching and learning experiences.
Further information on the school approach to assessment can be found in the attached Assessment Policy and in the resources shared at the Parents' Assessment Workshop.
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