Working with learners to use assessment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning

This project focused on the difference that can be made when assessment for learning (AfL) strategies are developed and used with learners to support their English development. The approaches trialled included engaging learners in providing feedback on one another’s work in a work-based learning setting and a resource booklet to support teachers and learners across a college to use effective AfL strategies.

Lakes College, for example, in partnership with Level 3 IT learners, developed a series of vocationally-relevant assessment tools and teaching approaches to continue to improve learners’ English on their course, and subsequently in the workplace. Most of these learners had already achieved GCSE level 4 but the college felt it was important for these learners to see how the skills developed relate to further learning and the workplace.

Sue Lownsbrough was the strand lead for Project 8. Read her editorial: ‘Time to Reflect’.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right). You can also view their slides here.