Understanding assessment and being able to use it effectively is at the heart of successful primary teaching. Aware of current policy and research, this book looks at the role and purpose of assessment within education, as well as providing detailed practical guidance on the main types of classroom assessment, including formative, summative, formal and informal methods.
Real classroom examples and activities illustrate the practical uses, benefits, and limitations of each form of assessment, enabling you to feel confident about implementing these strategies in your own teaching.
- The assessment planning cycle
- Innovative forms of assessment, including portfolios, debates, role play and mind mapping
- Assessment of learners with diverse needs, including SEN and EAL
- The use of technology in assessment
- Engaging children through self-assessment and peer-assessment
This is essential reading for all primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First) and employment-based routes into teaching, and beginning teachers.
Sue Faragher is Head of Al Basma British School, a large private school in Abu Dhabi.
This book title, Understanding Assessment in Primary Education - 9781446273869, ISBN: 9781446273869, by Sue Faragher, published by SAGE Publications (October 16, 2014) is available in paperback. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. All standard bulk book orders ship FREE in the continental USA and delivered in 4-10 business days.
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