Blogs: Rethinking Assessment

Recommendations for Rethinking Assessment

Olly Newton Executive Director, Edge Foundation

New report from the House of Lords Committee on Youth Unemployment recomments moving to Progress 5 and reviewing current approach to assessment...

Making use of neurological studies to inform how we best learn, teach and assess

Tabatha Sheehan Head of English at Westonbirt School

To protect our future generations from increased mental stress and to ensure our evolution as a species, we must be allowed to innovate...

Qualifications and curriculum reform in Wales

Emyr George Director of Qualifications Policy and Reform, Qualifications Wales

Education in Wales is changing. The new curriculum will equip learners with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to prepare them more effectively for life in an ever-changing world....

The world has changed since the curriculum was devised. While the acquisition of knowledge and qualifications are important, these are currently limiting broader learning

Sarah Fletcher Chair of HMC Reform of Assessment Working Group

New report published today finds the current educational system is perceived to be failing to prepare young people to thrive, and current assessments are too narrowly focussed and used for the wrong ends...

The Edge Foundation at the Conservative Party Conference 2021

Susan Higgins Edge Foundation

Here at the Edge Foundation, we strongly believe that one of the biggest levers to achieving substantial change in our education system would be to reform the assessment system...

Joining forces to widen access for every student

Conrad Hughes Principal, International School of Geneva

By promoting and enhancing alternative transcripts, students will be able to tell a richer story of who they are and schools will embrace more holistic avenues of learning for every child...

Putting human leadership at the heart of the education system

Vicky Gerrish  Head of School Partnerships, Ivy House

The way we’re preparing young people for life beyond school is not working. We have an unprecedented opportunity to work together to turn ‘the forgotten generation’ into the most well-equipped generation of all time...

What can we take forward from schools’ experiences in summer 2021?

Neil Smith Head, Cheadle Hulme School

The assessment experience of summer 2021 has resulted in schools behaving in a way which could have a positive impact on future assessment - here's how...

Why would we return to exclusive reliance on timed exams in the post-pandemic world?

Professor Philip Young Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

The pandemic caused a scramble throughout HE to move assessments on-line. Universities took several approaches to this, most notably 24-hr windows in which students sat timed exams. However, this approach posed issues wi...

Let’s call time on an outmoded, unfair, unnecessary interruption to schooling

Alison Peacock CEO - Chartered College of Teaching

We need an assessment system that evaluates progress across a broad curriculum from primary school onwards. This is not about ‘dumbing down’....