Book Review: Assessment – Getting it right – in a week by @DrFautley & @AllyDaubney

Published by: Critical Publishing

Assessment: Getting it Right in a Week

£9.99
9.4

Content

9.5/10

Accessible

9.5/10

Authority

9.0/10

Pedagogical

9.5/10

Value

9.5/10

Pros

  • Each chapter details clear strategies, examining the strategy in action and summarising relevant underpinning theory.
  • A great little book that would support primary and secondary teachers (and trainees) to explore and develop the assessment strategies in their setting.
  • This straightforward and easy to access book demystifies the processes of assessment.
  • The book could be used by individual teachers, departments, or within a whole-school strategy of developing assessments.
  • References to great theories that explore the purpose and use of assessment.

Supported by Critical Publishing

Despite many policy initiatives, changes of direction, and confused guidance, getting assessment right continues to be a time-consuming and bureaucratic overload many teachers battle with on a daily basis. A lot of emphases has been placed on assessment as the high-stakes nature of education now means there is a lot at stake for teachers. Finding efficient, time-saving and practical assessment strategies is what many in the profession call for, especially as grading is non-uniformed, and schools are empowered to create their own structures.

Getting Assessment right in a week is the objective of Martin Fautley & Alison Daubney’s new book published by Critical Publishing. Set over a 7-day period, each chapter details clear strategies, examining the strategy in action and summarising relevant underpinning theory. The chapters (days) explore: What’s this formative stuff?; What do you want them to learn?; Tests and quizzes in the classroom; Who is the assessment for?; Using assessment to improve learning; You need some grades – now, and; Master of the assessment universe!

This is a great little book that would support primary and secondary teachers (and trainees) to explore and develop the assessment strategies in their setting, providing ideas and support to provide meaningful dialogue and feedback to help pupils develop.

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