Summative Assessment in Non-Core Subjects
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This session for primary subject leaders will address the challenge of assessing progress in non-core subjects.
Summative assessment practices allow us to gauge if pupils are learning the intended curriculum, however there are no definite guidelines to support our assessment in non-core subjects, and apart from the composite goals in the National Curriculum, no benchmarks support our judgments.
As primary subject leaders, we know that: “The curriculum is the progression model.”
Summative Assessment is a curriculum issue and not a data issue. Any assessment practices that we use should reveal if knowledge has been transferred from the working memory to the long-term memory. As the Ofsted Inspection states: “When used effectively, assessment helps pupils to embed knowledge and use it fluently, and assists teachers in producing clear next steps for pupils.”
This session will explore the following:
- To know and understand what summative assessment might focus on.
- To understand the importance of validity when devising summative assessment tasks.
- To consider how summative assessment might be approached in non- core subjects.
- To provide teachers with practical examples to consider.