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:: Interschool moderation of final teacher assessment of Key Stage 2 writing ::
Outline
The Assessment Team will be leading Year 6 moderation of final teacher assessment of writing, prior to the final Key Stage 2 data submission due on 28 June. Given the changes to the statutory Key Stage 2 writing assessment for 2018, the moderation process is of particular importance this year to ensure that teachers are working in line with the revised "pupil can" statements, and also have a clear understanding of the more flexible approach to English writing and how and when "particular weakness" may be applied. Led by Hertfordshire's lead moderator for Key Stage 2 writing, teachers will be supported so that they are able to confidently justify their decisions, in line with national exemplification. Through comparing their judgements with teachers from other schools and scrutinising their evidence against each of the revised "pupil can" statements from the Teacher Assessment Framework, teachers and schools can verify a sample of their Year 6 writing in order to ensure the consistency of their final assessments.
Prerequisites
Delegates should bring a ranked class list showing final teacher assessments for writing, and a range of writing from 6 or more pupils that provides evidence for each of the "pupil can" statements; "working towards", "working at" and "working at greater depth". To benefit the most, delegates should bring evidence of pupils that they find are more difficult to assess and /or for whom they think have "good reason" to be allowed a "particular weakness". Delegates may wish to simply bring writing evidence for the whole class so that the sample can be widened, if necessary. Evidence can come from pupil's exercise books & other examples of written work for a range of purposes and audiences, & across a range of subjects. There is an expectation that the process of writing is evident - shown through pupil editing & re-drafting of their work. Teachers should be able to identify independent writing, and clarify the degree of support a pupil has received.
Outcomes:
By attending the course, participants will:
  • have scrutinised the evidence for judgements against each of the "pupil can" statements within the standard awarded from the Teacher Assessment Framework, using the national exemplification materials to support their judgements, with teachers from other schools, for a sample of their pupils
  • have a greater understanding of what constitutes "particular weakness" and "good reason"
  • have gained confidence in making reliable teacher assessments of writing against the 2018 Teacher Assessment Framework
  • have a clear understanding of the writing evidence required for external moderation, and what is meant by independent writing
  • have had an opportunity to share expertise and teaching strategies across schools, and develop greater consistency of judgement
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Subject Leaders
Price £76 (£87)
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