Key Findings include:   

Formative and Summative Assessment

•The need to close the gap between formative and summative assessment in teacher professional experience.

 

Explicit Links

•The need to strengthen the links between teacher education and schools understanding of a range of professional assessment practices.

 

Communication

•The need to develop effective professional communication protocols and a common language in which teachers, teacher educators and pre-service teachers can communicate about making judgements, gathering evidence and assessment.

 

The Reliance on ‘At Risk’ Procedures

•The need to build alternative  assessment strategies rather than the current over-reliance of invoking ‘at risk’.

 

Resourcing

•The need to better equip and resource teachers and teacher educators to work together and form productive communities of reflective practitioners.