Graded Assessment in Mathematics (GAIM)
GAIM is a teacher assessment scheme for Key Stages Three and Four of the National Curriculum and for GCSE.
The scheme was designed for all 11-16 year olds (years 7 to 11) and:
• used the framework of levels 2-10 in the five National Curriculum Attainment Targets to provide student profiles,
• was designed for use alongside any teaching scheme,
• prepared students for National Assessment at Key Stage Three,
• could lead to certification and GCSE awards.
The scheme actively
• encouraged teaching and learning through practical problem solving and investigations,
• involved students in all assessment and record keeping,
• could involve teachers in regular INSET, moderation and cross-school contacts.
One of the original aims of GAIM was to introduce continuous assessment into normal classroom practice. By providing the materials and framework for teacher assessment throughout the secondary school, together with the means of preparing students for Key Stage Three assessments and GCSE, the GAIM scheme was able to give teachers all that was necessary for full coverage of the National Curriculum requirements.
|Published||1990 - 1999|