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The fundamentals of assessing your students’ learning

Assessment does not just come after teaching – assessment is teaching. Continuing his series on the lessons we must never forget from our teacher training, Matt Bromley discusses the fundamentals of effective assessment in the classroom

I am lead lecturer on an initial teacher training programme. The course content is useful, not just for those new to the profession, but for all early career teachers and indeed seasoned professionals in search of a refresher.

Over the course of nine articles in SecEd, I am sharing my ITT journey with you in the hope it provides some useful opportunities to reflect on your own professional practice and encourages you to try out some new strategies in your classroom.

By way of a quick recap, in my first article, I set out a list of strategies that all expert teachers have in common. In my second article, I focused on the application of theories and models of learning. In my third article, I explored a teacher’s roles and responsibilities in ensuring that learning happens. In my fourth, fifth and sixth articles, I examined in depth the process of planning learning

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