MODERATION OF ENGLISH IN KEY STAGE 2

Date

Tue, 17th May, 2016

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location

Lionwood Junior School, Norwich

Ref. Number

PB/1516/En/92

Price

£0.00

Description

The shift away from a ‘best fit’ model of assessment to ‘can do’ thresholds has introduced a new way of evaluating success, but there is little support for the assessment of non-test years and a vacuum of management information in all years.

This course offers practical advice about conducting moderations across years and between teachers and schools, including sample moderation activities. It will be of particular interest to English subject leaders, assessment leaders and KS2 phase leaders.

Moderation under the new curriculum
– Changes to the nature of assessment
– The principles of fair assessment
– Recording and reporting to parents
– Keeping it manageable

Establishing a trajectory of expectation across the years
– How to work out an expected standard for each year
– Sample longitudinal moderation of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling*

Moderating different kinds of objectives (1)
– The challenges of evaluating range, process and technical attainment
– Sample moderation activity based on Reading*
– Measuring ‘mastery’*

Moderation strategies
– Using a rank order approach
– Using a longitudinal approach
– Using a staggered focus approach over the year
– Spot checks – tests, anchors and double marking(*last item)

Troubleshooting
– 3 tricky case studies which will help identify the key markers of success*

£180 for 1 place, £340 for 2 places

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MODERATION OF ENGLISH IN KEY STAGE 2

Ref. Number:

PB/1516/En/92

Date:

Tue, 17th May, 2016

Time:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location:

Lionwood Junior School, Norwich

Price:

£0.00

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Presenter(s)

Sue Hackman

Recently retired Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education
Sue has been Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE for seven years and led the government’s work on pedagogy, deprivation, disadvantaged groups, the core subjects, assessment, accountability and school improvement.
Sue has worked at every level of the education system as a teacher, trainer, inspector and director of the last government’s National Strategies.
Sue is also well known for her classroom publications for spelling, grammar, reading, English literature, literary theory, writing and special needs. The TES describes Sue as a mix of “inspirational delivery combined with common sense practicality.

Alan Howe

Education Consultant and Past Senior Director, National Strategies
Alan is a highly experienced educational consultant, specialising in working directly with schools, Local Authorities and other education providers to support improvement in student progress and the quality of teaching and learning. He was a Senior Director with the National Strategies, leading national programmes on teaching and learning, assessment and intervention support, was National Director for English, and Regional Director for the National Literacy Strategy in the South West. His background is in English teaching and in advice and inspection for English and literacy in both primary and secondary phases. He is currently working with schools to support curriculum and assessment in English, literacy across the curriculum, and improvements in classroom pedagogy. He has written, published and presented widely about English and language and learning in education.

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