10 Assessment fit for purpose
Assessment of students’ work in science should include assessment of their practical knowledge, skills and behaviours. This applies to both formative and summative assessment.
- teachers should reflect on students’ practical skills and knowledge when awarding a grade for science.
- teachers should regularly use practical activities as an opportunity to formatively assess students’ understanding of science, where it is appropriate to do so.
- MAGNETIC FIELDS AND THE ELECTRIC MOTOR EFFECT
An example of a practical lesson with a focus on AfL.
- PREDICT - OBSERVE - EXPLAIN
A good example of this technique for exposing students’ preconceptions.
- WHEN ASSESSMENT IS WORKING
Use this card sort to reflect on what good AfL looks like.
- LSIS GETTING PRACTICAL
Produced by Learning and Skills Improvement Service, this interactive resource aims to support classroom practitioners in improving the quality of learning in practical science sessions.
- STARTERS FOR TEN - THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
This selection of starters covers a range of chemistry topics for students aged 14 to 18.