Effective feedback and assessing progress in secondary mathematics without levels MY208


Good quality feedback has been proven to be one of the most effective ways of ensuring student progress. The provision of good quality feedback relies on an accurate assessment of students’ understanding.

Explore the different uses of assessment, consider the features of effective feedback and examine how understanding can be assessed in mathematics. Different models for tracking progress will also be evaluated.

"A really fantastic course - I have thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly the residential aspect, and hope to enrol on more in the near future. The delivery was fantastic and all the presenters were very knowledgeable and engaging - their enthusiasm and passion for the subject really was infectious."

"I have come away with ideas to put immediately into practice (I achieved this within my first day back teaching) that are useful and practical."

- Past participants, 2016

During this course, we will:

  • discover the what, how and when of effective assessment strategies and explore what constitutes good feedback in the mathematics classroom
  • practise active, peer and self-assessment strategies
  • explore growth mindset, questioning, quality resources and assessment without levels

"The course tutors were knowledgeable, sharing and encouraging our love of the subject and the teaching, I have come away full of enthusiasm and drive to work through what we are doing this year.”

"The course has given me a high volume of tools and practical strategies to take into my classroom practice and I believe it will improve the quality of my marking, feedback and assessment going forward into a life without levels.”

- Past participants, 2016

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk  for more information.


Participants will be able to:

•  explore what makes good feedback in a secondary mathematics lesson
•  discover classroom strategies for assessing understanding in mathematics
•  discuss life without levels and learn about systems that enhance learning
•  consider ‘good practice’ case studies



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