The traditional A to E report card is a thing of the past at Nossal High School, where grades have been removed to give more targeted and useful feedback to students and parents.
At this school, staff use an evidence-informed framework to reflect on and improve the quality of their set assessment tasks.
‘When we can see an opportunity, we can think about what’s possible and then wonder how we can make it happen.’ Fiona Gordon discusses how allowing students to construct their own knowledge can create change.
Fiona Gordon explores how documenting professional learning conversations can help you understand the images of assessment that teachers hold.
Giving focused feedback has removed the fear of the unknown for one cohort of students and freed them up to become more confident writers.
If we over-inflate our students’ self-esteem, we run the risk that the air will quickly come out of the balloon when they hit the wide world, says Stephen Dinham.