The fourth of our informal ‘mini-teachmeets’ took place on a Monday evening in June. Despite clashing with a World Cup fixture, the session attracted a crowd of 18 staff and 6 speakers.
The theme was Assessment, Marking and Feedback.
First up was John Smith on Assessment for Students. Click through the powerpoint below:
Next to speak was Phil Heath on the topic of Excel Markbooks. Phil gave a brief overview of what Excel is capable of as a markbook. It was suggested that a longer session would be appreciated by many staff, to go in to some areas in more detail. A date for this session is to be confirmed. Areas covered were:
– Conditional formatting
– Transferring data
– Easy correlation coefficients.
– Using the markbook to forecast performance/assess progress and value added. (This is quite handy and not as complicated as it sounds)
– Parents evening sheet generation,
– Baseline data (and where to find it!)
– Continuity (1o to 11, 12 to 13) and shared markbooks (helpfully, about to be trialed by Biology)
Karen Sykes and Mark Bailie started with a marking task to give staff an insight into marking in MFL.
Here is Karen’s feedback loop:
and the full document from MfL:
Chris Golding’s presentation covered the power of student feedback surveys and how it has changed him as a Form Supervisor. You can get a taste of his talk by clicking through the powerpoint below:
Time was running out as Naomi McGough took the floor to present the results of a student survey on feedback. There were some fascinating results – in fact, it seemed appropriate that Naomi’s talk be given its own blog post. Please click here to learn more.