Improving education by assessing the things that matter


A brief illustration of how rapidly our world is changing will lead into exploration of the purposes of school and what an appropriate educational vision and associated goals might look like. This will be used to illustrate problems with our current assessment regimes, which raise the challenge of how we might more effectively assess the things that seem most important to learners now and in the future. The Point of Learning (PoL) system will be introduced and early evidence of its effectiveness will be shared in order to raise questions about what appropriate assessment might look like in the future.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.