Assessment

Student voice supports the assessment of progress and
achievement and informs next-step decisions at all levels
of the school.

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Students are assessment capable. They:

Are active participants in ongoing, just-in-time formative assessment

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Can use assessment data to develop next learning steps

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Can articulate ways the teacher can help them achieve their next learning steps

Success Criteria

The community values the views of its children and expects them to be confident in discussing their learning needs.

Teachers:

Share formative data with students and ensure that they understand it

Identify their own next steps for learning based on student feedback, including achievement data

Explicitly teach students the skills to engage in formative assessment

Continue to develop understanding of assessment capability and the meaning of ‘progress’

Use student voice to help inform their overall teacher judgements

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Reflect on what the evidence and data are telling them and what they need to do as a teacher

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Success Criteria

Teachers use student voice as an essential data source to inform their practice.

School Leaders:

Analyse and share school-wide data, including student voice

Use student feedback, including achievement data, to inform their own next learning steps

Use the analysis of student voice to inform strategic planning and professional development needs

Ensure that members of the community are well informed about student progress and achievement and are active partners in their children’s learning

Ensure that the board of trustees is well informed about progress and achievement and that this takes account of student voice

Success Criteria

School-wide targets and goals are informed by assessments, including those where student voice has been a data source.

The school has tools, guidelines, and procedures that:

Enable the systematic collection and use of student voice as data

Support teachers and students to use student voice as part of their assessment system

Support the analysis of student voice data and its use to review and inform planning

Enable the systematic collection and analysis of student voice as data

Support the use of student voice data for review and to inform planning

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Success Criteria

The community values the views of its children and expects them to be confident in discussing their learning needs.

Students are assessment capable. They:

Understand and can analyse their own assessment data

Have ready access to their assessment data

Can use assessment data to develop next learning steps

Can articulate ways the teacher can help them achieve their next learning steps

Are active participants in ongoing, just-in-time formative assessment

Teachers:

Share formative data with students and ensure that they understand it

Explicitly teach students the skills to engage in formative assessment

Use student voice to help inform their overall teacher judgements

Reflect on what the evidence and data are telling them and what they need to do as a teacher

Identify their own next steps for learning based on student feedback, including achievement data

Continue to develop understanding of assessment, capability and the meaning of ‘progress’

School Leaders:

Analyse and share school-wide data, including student voice

Use the analysis of student voice to inform strategic planning and professional development needs

Ensure that members of the community are well informed about student progress and achievement and are active partners in their children’s learning

Ensure that the board of trustees is well informed about progress and achievement and that this takes account of student voice

Use student feedback, including achievement data, to inform their own next learning steps

The school has tools, guidelines, and procedures that:

Enable the systematic collection and use of student voice as data

Support the analysis of student voice data and its use to review and inform planning

Enable the systematic collection and analysis of student voice as data

Support the use of student voice data for review and to inform planning

Support teachers and students to use student voice as part of their assessment system

Members of the wider school community:

Are well informed about all aspects of assessment, including the role of student voice

Actively engage in the student voice process by responding to their children’s feedback and encouraging child-centred conversations about next learning steps

Members of the wider school community:

Are well informed about all aspects of assessment, including the role of student voice

Actively engage in the student voice process by responding to their children’s feedback and encouraging child-centred conversations about next learning steps

Success Criteria

The community values the views of its children and expects them to be confident in discussing their learning needs.