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Webinar: practical strategies for assessing pupils’ knowledge and understanding

A presentation and Q&A on practical strategies for assessing knowledge and understanding

In this webinar chaired by Katy Chedzey (Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment), Caroline Locke CTeach (Second in Charge of Maths, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy) gave a presentation on assessment techniques for identifying gaps in pupils’ knowledge and understanding.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand how to identify which essential learning might be most useful for teachers to assess (e.g. essential prior knowledge)
  • To be equipped with a range of practical strategies for assessing pupils’ knowledge and understanding, including effective questioning techniques
  • To know how to design and use hinge questions and activities to check understanding and inform next steps within a lesson sequence
  • To consider how we might use formative assessment efficiently within the classroom

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Caroline Locke CTeach MCCT MA PGCE BScSoc

Second in Charge, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy

Caroline is a London-based maths teacher. She has been teaching for 8 years now, with 5 years as second in department. She completed a masters in leadership and innovation, studying student organisation. She was in the first cohort of the Chartered Teacher programme. During her work on the Chartered Teacher programme, she completed a research project into the impact of individualised vs whole class feedback, which sparked a passion for research into feedback. She’s a massive CPD fan and tends to say yes to any CPD on offer, particularly when it has a research base or something extra to look into. She is currently working towards, eventually, getting accepted onto a PhD and doing further research into feedback, particularly the emotional response aspects of it.

Twitter: @mathsmuse

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