Assessment for learning

Assessment for learning, or AFL as its more commonly known, has been the buzz term of the teaching world for the past decade. Its core aim, to check student understanding, frequently improves the pace of lessons and the quantity and quality of teaching and learning. Assess prior knowledge using summative learning solutions from random name generators to maintain student attention and involvement in the lesson, to question dice designed to develop thinking and extend learning, there's plenty of choice from with the selection below. Whether you're new to teaching and looking for support and inspiration or if you're a seasoned professional in search of fresh, innovative ideas, we have a wide variety of resources available to select.

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Diagnostic assessment

Assess pupils' strengths and weaknesses prior to learning with these diagnostic resources including starter generators, entry tickets and boarding cards. 

Formative assessment

Evaluate learning and student progress using these formal and informal assessment ideas including kagan structures, question generators, think pair share activities and extension task ideas. 

Kagan Structures Presentation
strawberryfields90

Kagan Structures Presentation

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A Powerpoint presentation full of easy to follow Kagan Structures. These can be used for a teaching and learning presentation, printed out and used as posters or in a handy teacher booklet.
70 exciting Assessment for Learning activities
lordturner

70 exciting Assessment for Learning activities

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70 exciting Assessment for Learning activities - make each lesson fun and varied with over 100 different ideas for assessment activities and ways to sum up or engage a class whilst checking their understanding and progress. From an award winning department, enjoy!
Kagan Structures Table Group Mats
CatNeilson

Kagan Structures Table Group Mats

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Team table mats to be used alongside Kagan style lessons. Helps pupils quickly identify their roles for various Kagan activities and makes changing up teams and seating plans (based on ability) easy. There are enough mats for 10 groups of 4 students.
Random Name Generator
Interactive Maths

Random Name Generator

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Rather than relying on hands up, or always picking on the same students, this handy little Excel file lets you input your class details, and then on the press of a button, randomly select one person from the list. You can input up to 10 classes into the file, and easily select which class you want t...
AFL Traffic Light Cards
johnhammond999

AFL Traffic Light Cards

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4 flashcards that can be printed and laminated for each pupil. They are four different colours and have the letters A, B, C and D on so they can be used as traffic light cards or answering multiple choice questions.
Starter/plenary activities
gaborones

Starter/plenary activities

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These activities could be used in any subject. They are not my own resources - I was given them , so I don't want to take the credit. However they are too useful not to share!
Co-operative Learning Role Cards
samantha.ohagan

Co-operative Learning Role Cards

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These cards provide simple guidelines for the following co-operative learning roles: Time Keeper, Quality Checker, Facilitator, Resource Manager, Recorder and Team Representative.
Timers to Add to Powerpoints
amyscuds

Timers to Add to Powerpoints

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Given to me by a colleague - I have found these timers to add to powerpoints very useful. They can be easily adapted to suit any length of time you need.
Self Assessment of learning template
LindsayGreen

Self Assessment of learning template

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A simple template for children to use to self assess their learning using De Bono's thinking hats. Can be used in different subjects. I stick them at the bottom of the page underneath their work. Provides good evidence of ownership of learning and self assessment for younger children.

Summative assessment

Use summative learning solutions from random name generators to maintain student attention and involvement in the lesson, to question dice designed to develop thinking and extend learning.

DIRT Feedback AFL
EC Resources

DIRT Feedback AFL

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Easy to use DIRT feedback and evidencing progression sheet which uses Bloom s matched to the new 9-1 GCSE gradings. Can be used for any KS3 or KS4 subject. It s really quick for marking. To use - Highlight the skill they ve used, e.g you have explained the meaning of key phrases such as ...
Independent Self-Assessment Tool
Matthew White

Independent Self-Assessment Tool

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This is a great self-assessment resource for learners to showcase their understanding of the activity they are doing! I hope that you find this resource useful in supporting learners to self-assess their ability to complete a task. It is also extremely helpful in identifying learners that could...
Whole Class Feedback Template - Assessment for Learning tool
Miss Roden

Whole Class Feedback Template - Assessment for Learning tool

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A whole class feedback template designed to facilitate AfL and allow the teacher to feedback to the class in a structured way that can be embedded into daily practice. The template includes sections based on common errors and misconceptions; today's targets; star students; WAGOLL (what a good one ...
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW
BoostProgress

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW

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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW One of five high quality packs providing teachers with a wide range of strategies to check the learning of their students and evidence progress in the lesson. This pack focuses on REVIEW checkers using more reflective and metacognitive strate...
Plenary/AFL cards
blackfriary

Plenary/AFL cards

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A set of cards for use as a plenary or general AFL (2 x slides with 'what we have learnt so far) for use at any point during the lesson. To be randomly distributed and they are numbered so they can be selected on the role of a dice if you wish!
Personalised Feedback: Reduce workload / Stretch and Challenge / AFL
iTeach PD

Personalised Feedback: Reduce workload / Stretch and Challenge / AFL

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This personalised feedback sheet allows you to reduce teacher workload on marking but still move pupils forward in skills, knowledge and understanding. The feedback sheet allows you to mark a full set of books in less than 30 minuets and still give personalised feedback. The resource is adaptable a...
AFL
mrshopehistory

AFL

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A variety of AFL checkpoint slides to insert into you lessons to make them Ofsted/observation ready! AFL activities include: True/False 3 - 2 - 1 Gimme 5 Odd one out complete the sentence Plenary Pyramid. All resources are finished to a high standard of presentation and are ready to ...

Assemblies and CPD

Share these assessment for learning activities and ideas with your colleagues or check out these AFL CPD resources to share with your staff.

AfL Strategies
klms87

AfL Strategies

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This is a booklet of various AfL strategies and resources, which could be used throughout the school. I would really appreciate any feedback/comments on it and even any additional ideas that could be added! Thank you! ??
Teacher CPD package: AfL and Demonstrating Pupil Progress
helenfwebb

Teacher CPD package: AfL and Demonstrating Pupil Progress

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Teacher CPD: AfL and Demonstrating Pupil Progress; How do you know your students are learning? This inspirational CPD session is designed for new and developing teachers that would benefit from focused discussion, time to reflect on their own practice, and a chance consider effective strategies...
Teachers TV: A Whole School Approach
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: A Whole School Approach

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Whitchurch First School is still in the process of embedding Assessment for Learning across the whole school. Central to their approach is a child centred curriculum alongside a thorough knowledge and understanding of each individual child as they move through the early years. The curriculum is an e...

Teacher essentials

Explore this collection of essential resources including starter and plenary activities, templates, marking and feedback tools and much more.

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Primary collection

A comprehensive collection of primary resources including lesson plans and activities, worksheets, games and booklets.

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Secondary collection

Hand-picked resources for teaching students aged 11-18 from lesson plans and templates to worksheets and booklets.

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