In order to remedy this, this year I'm looking to add a few regular methods of reassessment that will feed in to my Gradebook:
- Each week I would like to have at least twenty minutes of a lesson assessing the current topics plus one topic done earlier in the year (If it is a topic that students struggled with the first time around I will give a week's notice and have its revision as homework). I do not want this to be a test every week. More on that later.
- I set homework each week. On week A I will set a normal homework which will feed in to my gradebook (I know that this is risky as I will have no knowledge of how much help that student got, but marking homework is part of the school-wide policy so I might as well count it with the rest).
- On week B, students can choose a skill they need to improve on and show revision of that topic for their homework. They will get a sheet to help framework this:
- A week before each end of term test, we will have a revision lesson where pupils identify their weaknesses, improve them and reassess. It will be at least a week before so that pupils can revise any skills they still struggle with as final homework.
- UPDATE: Assessed starter/warm-up questions.
I'm think that a test every week would be pretty damn unmotivating for some students, so I would like to mix up the assessments. My ideas for this so far:
- Making a poster to show what they know
- Make an instructional video or presentation
- Make up a difficult question for your partner and answer your partner's question. Grade each other's understanding.
- Marking some questions done by