Posts Tagged "assessment"

Student diagnostic review/benchmarking data

Student diagnostic review/benchmarking data

I’ve been playing with a dataset for a while from a benchmarking exercise. These engage students with assessment criteria by asking them to apply those criteria to known reference texts (texts for which we already have marks), giving us and…

Diagnostic peer assessment

Very short talk given in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at the OU on a diagnostic assessment process involving marking sample essays for which we have reference values, and using the difference from the reference values to assess rater…

To read or not to read: decoding Synthetic Phonics

Rather a lot of money (23.5 million) has been spent for schools to engage specifically with synthetic phonics teaching and materials, with increasing emphasis in teacher education and Ofsted criteria. There is a sizeable debate around synthetic phonics, and as…

The Measure of Knowledge

UPDATE 2016: I wrote a draft paper about this some time ago (in 2014 I guess), I don’t think I’m going to do anything with it (I don’t think it’s quite right either) so download the draft: Assessing the Measure…

Assessing finding knowledge

Teachers out there,what advice do u give students on discriminating between stories on web? asks @dmrussell http://t.co/BZrT2pmMl8 #edtech — Simon Knight (@sjgknight) November 16, 2013 In that case, Dan was talking about a specific case which serves as a nice…

Google Coursebuilder and Search Education

Last night I went into Google (something very surreal about saying that, and about doing a search From:”Hotel California”; To:”Google”…).  Here’s a picture of me with a big google sign…           Google (and other search engines)…

Epistemic Behaviour with Epistemic Tools

In my parallel blog I highlighted some current work in epistemic cognition and games – particularly ones I think could be fruitful for further investigation. This blog expands that, if you’re interested some of these ideas appear in a different…

Exams as assessors of epistemic virtue

So here’s an interesting question – are exam grades good at (indeed, are they aimed at) establishing the epistemic virtue of the student? Having piqued your interest, I’m afraid I can only offer some thoughts on it here – but…

In Praise of Tests

Michael Gove’s speech to the Independent Academies Association (IAA) was widely described as praising ‘rote learning’ (e.g. in the guardian www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/nov/14/michael-gove-backs-learning-by-rote?commentpage=all#start-of-comments). Whether it did or not is – on reading – a bit more questionable, but nonetheless there are a…