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CfE Level 3 Assessment Tools

Discussion in 'Scotland - curriculum' started by jonowen, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    Yup - or more correctly there appears to be NONE !
    Sorry to be so useless but we can't decide in our school what constitutes consoldating/secure - it's a bit like a lucky dip! Same as if we all have to mark internally in place of SQA exam board - how on earth can 2 teachers at different schools possibly have the same precise standards when it comes to subjects which do not have difinitive right or wrong answers? Or even 2 teachers at the same school?
    Maybe someone else will be more helpful and less cynical.................
  2. The word that has gone out from LTS and now Education Scotland is that in departments you should be actively discussing samples of assessment instruments from Learning intention to assessment recording sheet- and then sharing your comment with neighbouring partner departments.
    Keep in mind that we don't use D/C/S on individual pieces of work- those levels are used when looking over the folio at the end of a year- but you should be making sure that the anecdotal comment you give identifies strengths and next steps. This is especially true with writing.
    Up to S3 the literacy folio needs to look at a cross curricular approach also
    But do, and this is important- comment in the SQA 'have your say' website section- if we don't do this, then decisions will be imposed on us
  3. cochrane1964

    cochrane1964 New commenter

    There is nothing.
    There are no plans for anything.
    They are consulting on the vacuum.
    I spent 30 mins looking for something to comment on.
    I then realised, this is deliberate.
    You, as the hard-working teacher, will be expected to write, moderate and share all courses and assessments. they should then be posted on their site so that they can claim the glory.
  4. HI
    We made the decision as a Department that we would use DCS for reporting and summative assessment of a folio in English. We use Aifl principles for individual pieces of work - as far as I can see Aifl is supposed to underpin CfE assessment anyway.
    We have developed some 'placemats' which give a what we are looking for/success criteria or whatever buzz words you want to use for different forms of writing.
    I am happy to share providing that you accept them with the undersatnding that they haven't been officially approved and it is simply our interpretation of what a level 3 piece of writing should look like.

  5. therightchoice?

    therightchoice? New commenter

    Closest we've come to an agreement is trying to match where we think the pupils would be if they were doing S/Grades:

    Secure - credit level/int 2
    Consolidating - General level/high Int 1
    Developing - foundation/access 3
    Very broad estimations but what we are working with just now...
  6. But that makes the Level 4 outcomes equivalent to Higher and they simply aren't. National 4 and 5 are based on Levels 3 and 4 and it's National 5 which is comparable with Int 2/Credit.

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