Tda 3.7 Support Assessment for Learning

TDA 3.7: Support assessment for learning

1.1 Compare and contrast the roles of the teacher and learning support practitioner in assessment of learner s achievements.

The class teacher's main role is to monitor and assess pupil achievement. The teacher will need to know how all children are progressing and must report back to parents and other staff. Assessment is an ongoing process which can take different forms and   teaching assistants must be able to support teachers with the process.
Teachers will plan lessons and schemes of work which should set out clear objectives so that student progress can be measured. Both children and adults will need to be clear about these "WALT" ( stands for What We Are Learning Today) which are set out and display at the start of each session by the teacher. This helps children to be clear about what they are going to learn as well as having a clear understanding of what the teacher assistant is supporting.

1.2 Summarise the difference between formative and summative assessment.

Formative assessment strategies are being measured against these objectives using ongoing methods of assessment. These methods are known as formative assessment methods and can be used to check the learning in any lesson.
Using open-ended questions- helping children to put their ideas forward
Observing pupils- watching pupils work and the strategies they use or what they find difficult.
Listening to how pupils describe their work and their reasoning- we hear how pupils work thing out
Checking pupils understanding- questioning pupils
Engaging pupils in reviewing progress- every lesson, pupils should be encouraged about what they have learned and how they might apply this knowledge in the future.
Summative assessment is another form of assessment. This occurs at the end of a term when it is important to know what pupils have achieved at that time. It could be in the form of Key Stage, SATS or an end of year school report.

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