AiFL Part 1 - Learning is the Work

Primary and Secondary Probationer Teachers.
What is assessment?
• Talk to your shoulder partner and write
your ideas on a post it.
You have 2 minutes. Be
prepared to feedback!
It could be you!
Dylan Williams
Assessment practice will follow and reinforce the curriculum
and promote high quality learning and teaching approaches.
Assessment of children’s and young people’s progress and
achievement during their broad general education to the end
of S3 will be based on teachers assessment of their
knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and
capabilities across the curriculum.
(Building the Curriculum 5: A Framework for
Principles of Assessment
• The principles of Curriculum for
Excellence apply to assessment in a way
that achieves coherence across
experiences and outcomes, learning and
teaching and assessment practice.
Principles of Assessment
• Assessment is an integral part of
learning and teaching. It helps to
provide a picture of a child’s or young
person’s progress and achievements and
to identify next steps in learning.
Principles of Assessment
• Assessment approaches need to
promote learner engagement and ensure
appropriate support so that all learners
can achieve their aspirational goals and
maximise their potential.
Principles of Assessment
• As with all aspects of Curriculum for
Excellence, assessment practices should
be seen from the perspective of the
learner. Learners should be engaged in
all aspects of assessment processes and
be afforded an element of choice and
personalisation in showing that they
have achieved the intended outcomes.
The Standards
• 2.1.5
• Have knowledge and understanding of
the principles of assessment, recording
and reporting.
• 3.3.1
• Use assessment, recording and
reporting as an integral part of the
teaching process to support and
enhance learning
NAR Flowchart