The Importance Of Supporting Teaching And Learning

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Formative Assessment
Formative assessment is assessment which takes place alongside the learning. There are different ways to assess the learning of pupils during the lesson.
• Open ended questions – asking questions which require more than a one word answer e.g. “Tell me how you are going to…”
• Observation – watching how a pupil works and what strategies they are using to complete the task will give you an insight into their understanding.
• Listening to pupils’ reasoning and how they describe their work – gives us and understanding of the methods they are using.
• Checking understanding – asking about their learning and what they know.
• Helping pupils to review their own progress – children should be encouraged to think about what they
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