Using Google forms for AFL

I’ve been putting a QR code on the student’s desks, learning mats and homework tasks which links to a learning summary google form I’ve created. The last section on the sheet asks if there is anything that the students don’t quite get.

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This allows me to either attend to the issue during the lesson or plan the support for the next lesson.

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Is rapid progress sustainable, retentive and beneficial to our students? I need convincing.

I would like to question how rapid progress is sustained and retained progress. Any form of skill acquisition needs a phase of practice in order to embed. This practice phase is likely to be seen as a plateau in terms of progress. My concern is that rapid progress like a quick fix diet, it is rarely permanent.

“it’s only progress if it sticks. From one lesson to another. From beyond the exam into the next stage of life. Anything else is smoke and mirrors”. @debrakidd

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Ways to evidence student progress.

Notes based on INSET delivered on 3rd September 2013

Progress is the development of understanding between two points in time. It doesn’t have to be demonstrated through level it can be as simple as accumulating knowledge, demonstrating understanding and applying skill and technique.

Considerations

what affects progress?

  • Engagement
  • Listening versus doing
  • Repeating versus Applying
  • Discussing versus Telling

Feedback is the most powerful learning and teaching strategy for progress. Think of creative ways you can vary its delivery but make sure you maintain its effectiveness.

Types of academic progress

Academic understanding (New topics)
Academic application (Higher end Blooms taxonomy)

Evidencing progress

Think how you are going to measure progress has taken place and how are you going to evidence it.

Quality Success criteria is paramount.

Techniques

  • Students annotating their notes. ( I did this because……) see this and more by downloading  ‘Top tips for Proving Pupil Progress‘ by Claire Gadsby
  • Students teach or explain to someone else.
  • Complete; Assess; Feedback; Repeat. ( students pass their work to a peer to assess and feedback before adding suggestions to the task)
  • Target board (see targeting visible progress by @teamtait)
  • Use technology applications such as Padlet. (see this week I’ve mostly been using padlet  by @School_LN)
  • Use a Learning summary resource see below.
    Measuring Progress

    Measuring Progress

     click on picture to download from TES website

Further Reading

How teachers can show student progress during lesson observations by Roy Blatchford