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Final report of the Commission on assessment without levels

DfE Advice for schools on assessment after the removal of the national curriculum levels system for grading children.

Pages 20-24 cover the principles that underpin assessment policies.

Page 41 recommends what trainees should learn about assessment during their training.  

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Developing and Supporting Literacy Skills Through Science

This report describes an action research project by Gateway College and is published by LSIS. The project supported BTEC Level 2 students as a pilot group to develop their literacy and language skills by integrating literacy into their science learning. This enhanced both student language competence and their...

Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools

Produced by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), this report is based on 20 TLRP projects run in 2000. These investigated aspects of teaching and learning in formal and informal educational settings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The report offers a summary of the 2006 ‘stock-take...

The Logical Chain: Continuing Professional Development in Effective Schools

This report from Ofsted is based on a survey into the impact in schools of the government’s strategy for continuing professional development (CPD). The strategy was introduced in 2001 and subsequently relaunched in 2005. It aims to promote the benefits of CPD, help teachers make the most of the choices available,...

A Curriculum for Excellence: Progress and Proposals

Published in 2006 by the Scottish Government, this report looks at the progress towards a Curriculum for Excellence. It was designed to present ideas and stimulate discussion between stakeholders in education within Scotland.

The Curriculum for Excellence considers how and what children and young people...

Financial Awareness

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of embedding functional skills, numeracy and financial capability. It describes a project that is being piloted at Hull College.

The project aims to improve the financial awareness of its entry and level one...

Embedding Science into Construction

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of curriculum development. From the Isle of Wight College, it shows how the explicit embedding of science into a vocational qualification helps to develop an appreciation of the role of science in construction.

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Independent Employer Forums

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks t the theme of knowledge and technology transfer. Produced by Pera, it reviews a controlled process of informed communication and engagement between local providers and businesses across South Oxfordshire.

An employer forum...

Social Networking Sites As an Aid to Learning

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at how Preston College used a social networking site (Facebook) to engage students studying science and mathematics in more active revision strategies and thus improve success rates.

It also aimed to offer support outside of...

Knowledge Transfer and Whole-college Improvement

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study illustrates how Sheffield City College built upon their existing capability in Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT), through the development of a model to assess competence in KTT. It used this assessment as a developmental vehicle to...

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