#LearningFirst How can we develop a shared understanding of assessment, with children? | hannahruthtyreman

Mary Myatt @MaryMyatt

Behind every letter and number attributed to a child’s work sits a child and that letter or number tells us something, but not everything, about what they can do.

All our children love doing difficult things- we are a challenge seeking species if we have a vested interest in what we’re doing- if the conditions are right and intrigue and curiosity have been created. We need to eradicate threat though- none of us wants to be made to feel a muppet.

Testing, under the right conditions, is where learning takes place. Through the things they produce, we gain insight…

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