Working Together: Teaching Assistants and Assessment for Learning

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The materials in this National Strategies resource help teaching assistants to develop their role in supporting assessment for learning (AfL) in the classroom by promoting and embedding good practice in partnership with teachers.

Throughout the resource, teaching assistants reflect on and evaluate their role and identify areas for professional development. They look at existing practice in assessment for learning in their school, reviewing existing practice and reflecting on learning outcomes. The emphasis is on looking at how teaching assistants can improve their knowledge and practice in supporting AfL.

This study guide contains:
• quotes and suggestions from teaching assistants who have trialled some of the suggested ideas
• ‘reflections’, to help teaching assistants to reflect on an idea or on their own practice
• practical tips
• tasks to help consider advice or try out strategies in the classroom
• some suggestions for next steps and further reading.

An accompanying DVD, offering examples of some of the strategies and ideas discussed, is not currently available,

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