In September 2020, we launched our new dynamic assessments. In this article, we will explain a little more about what they are, who created them, and how they have been designed.
What are dynamic assessments?
Dynamic assessments can be completed multiple times, as the questions change each time, removing any chance that a student can ‘remember’ the answers and, therefore, increasing the validity of the results. A PDF report of the completed dynamic assessment will be available, highlighting areas of strength and areas requiring further focus and intervention. The dynamic assessments are an excellent starting point to identify these focus areas, as well as to create a benchmark to track progress for when the assessment is repeated. To learn more about dynamic assessments, please click here.
Who has created them?
Just like all EdPlace resources, our assessments have been created by our team of subject-specialist, qualified teachers. Our team of teachers have been carefully selected, all with a minimum of 5 years of classroom experience, and are experts within the year groups and subjects in which they specialise. As experienced classroom practitioners, our teachers really know what it is that students need to understand, how to assess this in a fair and consistent manner, and the best ways to help them retain the information they learn.
How have they been designed?
The National Curriculum topics covered in EdPlace assessments are matched to the level of understanding a student is expected to reach for their respective age. We have invested in ensuring the benchmarking, question and answer types, and diagnostic approach are of the highest standard to ensure that students are learning and progressing in the best way in line with National Curriculum age-related expectations. Questions are pitched at a variety of levels within the expected range, plus our varied use of 12 different question types ensures that all assessments are rigorous and fair. In order to further reduce any form of bias, we also encourage students to turn on our accessibility toolbar to increase their ease of access to ensure we are testing what they know, not how well they test. To read more about this feature, please click here and you can watch a video here.
We’re extremely confident that our comprehensive resources will mean that you will be able to support each child to reach their full potential using EdPlace alongside their work in the classroom.
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