Connecting the Dots with Assessments

We’re delighted to be able to share more detail with you on our new Assessments for schools! This blog will carry on from Our Assessment Vision blog of a couple of weeks ago. Additionally, it will follow the National Curriculum for England.

Check out the table below which outlines what you have available to you:

Formative Assessments

Our Formative Assessment appears in Maths and English. They are great for understanding where children are in terms of their learning. Additionally, you will even be able to modify your planned teaching and learning activities from the results. This is also based on the present level of understanding of your students.

Summative Assessments

Our Summative Assessment will appear for maths, English and science. They are fundamental assessments to be taken at the end of the year. Not to mention, they evaluate student learning as well as giving evidence for what teacher assessments can be based on.

Unit Assessments

Our Unit Assessments for maths (Years 1-6) are aimed at assessing specific areas of learning. Not to mention, they also provid an understanding of specific concepts. They can be used ‘as and when’ teachers feel they would be useful to check on a student’s understanding. A Revision Journal can be generated for where there are misconceptions or gaps in understanding. This will suggest Learn Screens and Activities for remedial work.

Like all our current tests, our new assessments are easy to set. You can see the new Set Assessment button on the homepage! They are automatically marked and give instant feedback to the teacher. All in all, they’re perfect to help you connect the dots in your students’ learning!

We’re very excited here at EducationCity HQ about the addition of Assessment moving forward. We’ve also undertaken user testing with Schoolzone and its associate schools. We’ve gleaned lots of very positive feedback. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect!

When considering our maths assessments:

  • 74% of respondents considered the questions to be pitched correctly.
  • 91% of respondents thought the assessments were the right length for the age group.

We’ll let you know when the assessments are available to access on EducationCity. Keep an eye out for our next blog for details!