Secondary Maths Collection 5 - "Assessing Pupil Progress"
Collection Author: Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)
There are many acronyms in the world of education, but possibly none that strikes quite a chord of distain, disgust and sheer hatred as APP. Do your students know exactly what level they are working at, what their end of year targets are, their end of key stage targets, and what specifically they need to improve upon to reach those targets? Do you know every single last detail about every single one of your students’ learning styles, abilities and weaknesses? I don’t think any teacher or pupil ever really does, and whilst this bundle of resources may not make the problem of APP disappear, hopefully they will make it a little more understandable and manageable.
Top 10 Resources:
- A ready-made electronic APP tracking-sheet with truncated APP descriptors making them easy to understand and tick off. Very nice!
- If you are having trouble getting your head around the language of APP and what it actually means (i.e. if you are like me), then this resource is a God-send!
- If you are looking to make big changes to how your department deals with APP and to incorporate more open-ended rich tasks, then the MEP schemes of work from CIMT are a good place to start. Complete lesson plans, activities, answers and assessments from CIMT that accompany the scheme of work are also available on TES.
- One of the most popular resources ever on TES, and for good reason. What an excellent way for students to be able to reflect on what level they are working at and what they need to do to progress.
- Nice and simple set of tick-lists to get students reflecting upon their learning and understanding.
- : A classic must-have resource clearly explaining what students’ must do to reach a given level.
- If only the official documents could be written in this clear, concise way. Excellent.
- A fantastic set of targets that might just make the whole process of APP more manageable!
- The classic set of level posters, ideal to display in your classroom so your students can see what they need to do in order to make progression between levels.
- A really nice markbook, complete with full instructions, which can be used to monitor progress, attendance and behaviour. Extremely useful if you don’t have/like SIMs!