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KS3 levels...thoughts!

Discussion in 'History' started by red_observer, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Established commenter

    do you level each piece of work? do you just assess at the end of KS3? do you know what a Level 5 actually means? What about 5c and 5a?? why not go back to grades and teachers professional judgement?!
     
  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    They are the Emperor's new clothes, but few dare say so...
     
  3. I no longer teach in school. However, I sued to teach students how to assess, pear assess etc. There is often very little difference between the grades with an 8 level assessment scheme. When schools try to break the levels down yet further into 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4. and so on or 5.a, 5b, 5.c they are produciing even more layers to the emperor's clothes...
     
  4. We do six assessments, one at the end of each half term, for which students get two part levels, one for historical enquiry and one for using evidence. This allows us to track their progress across the year. We do use part levels, and have created brief student friendly level descriptors. Not necessarily our idea... a brainwave of our SLT!!
     

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