The NFER Debates – Is a lack of assessment literacy putting primary students learning at risk?

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

High-stakes or low-stakes, assessments are how pupils, teachers and schools can track progress and celebrate achievement. However, how they work and what the outcomes mean can often be shrouded in mystery. Is this knowledge gap benign – where teachers lack agency, or is a lack of assessment literacy actually putting young people’s learning at risk? How do we shape and create a shared language and understanding that teachers and pupils alike can use with confidence to discuss assessment in a positive way?