Tda 3.7 Assessment for Learning

TDA 3.7



1.1 Compare and contrast the roles of the teacher and the learning support practitioner in assessment of learners' achievements.

    Although the teacher and the learning support practitioner work together to provide all pupils with the best possible knowledge, their roles in that process differ. It is the teacher who has the duty to plan the lessons to suit learners needs and to set out clear objectives and goals so that the pupils' progress is monitored. Therefore, he must know how all the children are improving and set individual plans if necessary. The teacher monitors and assess children and reports back to parents and other staff. In the classroom, the teacher is an authority figure and a role model. It is the teacher who takes more legal responsibilities for the whole class. He will also be the first point of contact for the Teaching Assistant, will be managing him, and will report to the Headteacher.
    The Teaching Assistant supports the teacher with the whole process. Learning support practitioner is partially responsible for the class and has to make sure that the learners are taught in the way the teacher has planned. TA   assists with the on-going assessments through various methods and feedback any concerns or achievements to the class teacher.

1.2 Summarise the difference between formative and summative assessment.

    To examine students' progress in learning and achievement of its objectives, it is necessary to carry out the assessment of their knowledge and ability to understand the lectured topics. Examination of students' learning can be carried out in several ways, which are divided into two main groups - formative and summative assessments.
      Formative assessments are conducted daily, which is called the on-going assesment. Such a method of evaluation of the work allows the students to be aware of their current progress and...