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Assessment & Moderation - A seminar by Sue Hackman

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 15:30 to 17:30 (BST)

Assessment & Moderation -  A seminar by Sue Hackman

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How to get control of assessment and moderation in a changing system

15:45 Welcome

Allow time for everybody to join and get ready for Sue. 

Sue HackmanFor those who don't know Sue's background.  Sue was the Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE between 2006 -2013.  She managed accountability, assessment, inspection, school improvement, pedagogy, catch-up programmes, international work and deprivation as well as the core subjects. Before that, she spent several years as a National Director in the government’s National Strategies. She was the English inspector in Surrey LA and taught in every key stage

 16:00  Assessment:  Then, now and what next?

Tremendous changes have shaken school assessment practice and most schools are still in transition to a new model.  This session considers how schools are dealing with tectonic changes to assessment and reviews emerging ideas about a more dynamic,modern assessment system.

Reviewing the current assessment scene:

  • Reading the political landscape – is it all falling apart?
  • Are the tests collapsing?
  • What's going well now we're a year into life without levels?
  • What is still to be resolved?
  • What are Ofsted saying about assessment under the new framework?
  • What are most schools doing about assessment and moderation?

16:30 Moderation:  Self-checking the standard

Sue will explore how moderation has changed and how schools might take a useful look at standards across the board.

  • What does moderation mean in the new assessment system?
  • What kind of moderation should school be practising?
  • How can teachers be sure their assessments are fair?

17:00 Best practice in tracking 

Sue discusses ideas on developing your own tracking scheme, and will offer alternative and unbiased advice about choosing a commercial package.

  • How should schools establish a trajectory of expectation?
  • What sort of metric are schools using?
  • Where are we heading with assessment schemes?  
  • What will future best practice look like?

 17:15 Thoughts on Mastery and Testing

Conventional tests matter in the current system, and they can be useful if they are handled sympathetically.  We consider what internal touchstone checks might look like, particularly for non-SAT years and that part of the curriculum that is currently untested:

  • What's happening about mastery? 
  • Should schools be using tests?

17:30 Q&A session


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There is no refund for this event.  However, if you are unable to attend on the day we will give you free access to a later seminar of your choice.


  • Sue Hackman

    Sue Hackman

    Sue Hackman

    Trainer, Author and Consultant

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