AfL: What I knew then...What I know now - A simple way to demonstrate progress.
Formative Assessment/Assessment for Learning

1. At the start of a new topic, get your pupils to stick this in on the first page.
2. Ask them to write everything that they already know about the topic in the centre square.
3. Then either mid way through the lesson, or mid way through the topic, turn back to this first page and ask the pupils to write everything that they know in the middle rectangle - using a different colour ink really highlights their new learning. Also at this point they can work as a 'talking pair' and expand on this.
4. At the end of the topic, return to this first page and complete the final rectangle, again using a different colour is a good idea, as is incorporating 'talking pair' information.

A simple way to let both you and your students know what progress they have made.


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Created: Sep 30, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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