by Austin Booth, founder and CEO, Flex Assessment

Making assessment work

Assessment has been broken for a long time. For too long it’s been primarily a reporting and accountability tool, when really it should drive everything that happens in the classroom. As a teacher I was concerned about what my students had really learnt and retained from my lessons. Students forget things, or don’t even learn them in the first place. So the role of assessment should be the diagnosis of each student’s individual learning gaps, allowing teachers to plan high quality lessons and activities to close those gaps.

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