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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Assess to Learn - Impressive gains in student learning and achievement


Are you seeking more information and support for powerful professional learning using assessment for learning in support of numeracy and literacy?

Do you want to document impressive gains in student learning and achievement, and have teachers and schools report positive sustainable changes in teaching, learning, and assessment processes, practices and systems?
 
The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s professional development Assess to Learn project report documents the impact on teachers, students, and schools in New Zealand. The key outcomes of the project were to:

      improve student learning and achievement
      shift teachers’ knowledge and assessment practice
      develop coherence between assessment processes, practices, and systems in classrooms and in schools so that they promote better learning
      demonstrate a culture of continuous school improvement

This project has been underway since 2002. Evaluation has been ongoing since 2003 by national evaluators Dr. Jenny Poskitt (Massey University) and Kerry Taylor (Education Group Limited).

They have documented impressive gains in student learning and achievement, and teachers and schools report positive sustainable changes in teaching, learning, and assessment processes, practices, and systems. The full report, published in 2008, describes the project, summarizes their approach to professional learning, and documents the changes that emerged as a result of the focus on assessment for learning.

This report is of interest to those seeking more information and support for powerful professional learning using assessment for learning in support of numeracy and literacy.

Jenny Poskitt is presenting at Assessment for Learning: Canada in Conversation with the World.

Find out more about the conversation at https://tagboard.com/AforLConversation/160953


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