Assessing Pupils' Progress in Science
It is an exciting time in Science: Free from the constraints of SATs and the need to shoe-horn pupils through irrelevant exams via the rote-learning of dry facts, it is now time to engage and enthuse pupils about the exciting process of science and the nature of scientific discovery.
With the demise of SATs, schools are expected to assess the progress of pupils using the new APP criteria from ther DCSF. The resources available through Badger Publishing's "APP in Science- the Level Assessed Task Approach" are designed specifically to help schools:
- Teach many of the novel concepts now required to be assessed through the five 'Assessment Focuses' (AFs) through engaging lesson plans, together with linked support worksheets and activities as well as teaching PowerPoints
- Provide paper-based, level assessed AfL activities to support the active assessment of performance within each AF
- Give access to level assessed on-line WebQuests through their VLEs to allow pupils to independently explore and produce assessed responses to aspects of the science curriculum linked to the AF criteria
- Provide access to VLE support PowerPoints and WebPages illustrating case studies of some of the novel aspects of APP in Science
- Form accurate teacher assessments of pupil performance to inform their overall APP judgement