Several years on from the removal of levels, assessment — especially in Computing and ICT — is still a hot topic.Read More
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I've been thinking about, and running courses on, assessment for a long time. In a mini essay called Assessment and the black swan problem, I discuss an issue that I think receives scant attention. In this short article I tell you how you can get hold of the essay.Read More
I've been adding resources to the list for my forthcoming course, and changing the cover of my book.Read More
I'll be running a course in Assessing Computing soon. What are the challenges in compiling a list of recommended resources for course particpants?Read More
Rubrics look like an easy way to tackle assessment. But they can be deceptive in that respect, and can cause the unwary to slip up.Read More
I've been thinking about, doing, and running courses in the art and science of assessing what kids know, understand and can do when it comes to Computing and ICT for a long time. Here are 12 things I've learnt.Read More
Assessing pupils' ability in Computing or ICT is not easy. Here are four things I've learnt about it.Read More
How to assess pupils in Computing, marking, evaluation -- here are 5 articles that I hope you'll find challenging, thought-provoking and perhaps even useful!Read More
Trying to be helpful to pupils while assessing their understanding could actually be counter-productive.Read More
Spotting the unexpected results of mock exams of scores or even hundreds of students need no longer be a nightmare.Read More
Updated! When it comes to assessing ICT and Computing, it's worth pointing out that "solutions" which look both comprehensive and easy to implement are not necessary either, when you start to get down to considering them in depth.Read More
When you adopt someone else's assessment system or software, do you really understand what it's doing?Read More
When it comes to ed tech systems, nothing beats a good conversation.Read More
The attractive thing about badges is that a school can invent their own categories and achievement levels.Read More
“OK, then. What do you think about this?”
I was talking to the delegates on a course I was running entitled Assessing Computing. We were discussing sources of evidence of pupils having learnt stuff.
“What if you took the view: I’m a professional, and I’ll know it when I see it?”
The reactions of the class were very interesting.