Assessment for Learning
The Northern Ireland Curriculum embraces the principles of Assessment for Learning by placing formative assessment at the heart of the learning and teaching cycle. The emphasis is on improvement, raising achievement in pupils' learning and celebrating success. Assessment for Learning has the potential to make a powerful contribution to the central aim of the Northern Ireland curriculum by empowering learners and enabling them to realise their full potential.
Assessment for Learning - A Practical Guide
The parent leaflet has been written in user-friendly language so that parents can be informed of the key messages about Assessment for Learning and how they can help their child/s learning. Schools can customise the leaflet by adding their own logo and any other details.
Resource 4 Sample Parent LeafletPDF, 1.6 KB
The presentation below can be used to facilitate AfL awareness raising sessions for a range of audiences within a school community, for example, teachers, classroom assistants, parents and Board of Governors.
AfL Practical Guide Presentation PDF, 132 KB
Assessment for Learning in the Foundation Stage
Assessment for Learning Guidance booklet
This booklet aims to help teachers understand the role of Assessment for Learning within the curriculum and recognise its principles and key elements. The booklet also details some practical Assessment for Learning strategies.
CPD Training Materials
The following PowerPoint presentations should be used to deliver the first phase of Revised Curriculum training to members of your team. Notes for the training facilitator are included in the 'Notes' page of the PowerPoint. The Activity and Resource sheets are included in a separate document.
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This excerpt from the 'Planning for Implementation' DVD introduces the main concepts of Assessment for Learning.