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Webinar: Rethinking Assessment

A discussion on assessment by members of the Rethinking Assessment group.

The Chartered College of Teaching hosted a discussion chaired by Dame Alison Peacock (Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching) looking at the future of exams and Rethinking Assessment.

There is a growing belief that there is something wrong with our exam and assessment system. The Rethinking Assessment movement is bringing together figures from across the education systems to make the argument for change and to provide ideas and solutions that develop the full and diverse range of strengths of every child.

In this webinar recording, members of the Rethinking Assessment group answered questions and discussed the current state of assessment in the country, what we have learnt from the events of this Summer and what needs to change in the future. Joining Dame Alison Peacock for the discussion:

The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking CH, Former Secretary of State for Education, 1986-9

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Rachel Macfarlane, Director of Education Services, Herts for Learning

Bill Lucas, Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester

Peter Hyman, Co-Director, Big Education, Co-founder and first Headteacher School 21, Co- founder Voice 21

Olly Newton, Executive Director, Edge Foundation

Sarah Fletcher, High Mistress, St Paul’s Girls’ School Public School

Geoff Barton, General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)


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Find out more about Rethinking Assessment and join the Chartered College of Teaching’s global discussion on the #FutureOfTeaching

What should the future of assessment look like?

Partial school closures necessitated new ways of assessing and giving feedback to learners and caused uncertainty over examinations. For the summer 2021 issue of Impact, we are seeking papers focusing on assessment and feedback.

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