Monthly Archives: October 2012

SMART just isn’t smart enough

I am becoming more and more disillusioned with SMART target setting and the related ILP process. I think we need to consider if it’s fit for purpose. The notion is that specific, measurable, achievable, realistic targets will help learners focus … Continue reading

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Questions for reflecting on assessment practices

Assessment rules right now. Evidence-based research studies say it is a key tool in improving achievement. The new Common Inspection Framework will ensure that Ofsted Inspectors will have it under the microscope during their inspections. Here are some helpful questions … Continue reading

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Effective conversations about learning

  The dialogue with learners about the learning process needs to be an ongoing one, grounded in assessment-based feedback and discussion of ways to learn. There is a need to reflect on what learners are learning (content) and how they … Continue reading

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