Category Archives: Assessment

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Assessment?

“What have you got for me?” She sat down on the leather chair and put her hands on the desk. She leaned forwards slightly, but she didn’t meet their eyes. They looked nervously at each other. Who would be first … Continue reading

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Start with the Child

Because our preschool is a mixed age setting, we don’t teach a “class”. There is no fixed unit of children in the way that you get in primary and secondary schools. The children arrive in dribs and drabs from when … Continue reading

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The Marking and the Madness

My mum was a teacher. When I was a child she would come home from school with a big carrier bag full of books and I would beg her to let me help her mark them. I was desperate to … Continue reading

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A Logical Impossibility

Earlier this week I went to a meeting at my kid’s school, where the new head teacher was introduced. At the end of the meeting, we were asked “Does anyone have any questions?” and my question was “What about Assessment … Continue reading

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