An Analysis Of The Types Of Evaluation, Assessment

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An analysis of the types of evaluation, assessment and records used by the Teaching assistant in their school context given the national context and exemplar practice in this area, supported by relevant academic reading. NOTES: · TA’s use a variety of types of assessment for all different purposes. · Summative assessments – SAT’s, mock papers to determine what level the child is up to and what group to put them in. · Formative assessments – Salford reading test, helps inform for planning in curriculum areas, also to develop reading and interpretation skills. · Informative assessment – providing feedback to children, via homework, test results etc. · Examples of records that TA can keep. Reading records – amount of books read, types of books read, level of reading stage child is at. Homework records – access to child’s marked work, individual notes on areas of weakness for each child, records of marks obtained. Observations – these can be initiated both inside and outside the curriculum, eg. Obs for behaviour purposes, obs in curriculum subjects to identify any areas of weakness the children react to. Summative Assessment · Summative assessment is very common and is used widely by both schools and the government. · This type of assessment is used to compile league table for children, subjects and schools. These league table are then assessed by the government to see if the children, school and teachers are meeting their targets. Most commonly used in SAT’s and GCSE’s. · Summative assessments are seen as more formal assessments rather than it’s couterpart formative. · A summative assessment may be used to see if a series of formative assessments have worked. Formative Assessment · Formative assessments are used to com pile an overall picture of a child on their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in any given
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