Help us Rethink Assessment
Help us solve the problems of assessment. This is your chance to change the education system.
Get involved with Rethinking Assessment and help us provide workable alternatives to our current failing exam system.
We have embarked an intense six month process to find ideas and develop solutions to change our current assessment system. We want to create new approaches to assessment to test out in our schools.
We are looking for a range of solutions that can work at:
Across groups of schools
In individual schools
Throughout the process there will be a number of different ways that you can get involved in Rethinking Assessment. One of those is through community challenges!
We wanted you to help us decide the problems that Rethinking Assessment will focus on.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first community challenge, where we asked you to identify the most important problems with the current exam system.
Some important problems identified by our community were:
To read more about the results and actions from your feedback, view the full report
We wanted you to help us find solutions to the lack of breadth and depth in assessment, and lack of recognition of wider skills and dispositions.
Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas, projects and case studies for our second community challenge, where we looked to crowdsource solutions to some of the problems we’ve identified with our current assessment system.
We received submissions from a wide variety of organisations:
We’re compiling all the submissions into a database which we will share with you soon.
Time remaining to get involved:
Running from 7th April - 23rd April
On 30th March we held a webinar with Professor Guy Claxon – Getting better at evidencing the full range of young peoples’ dispositions – and discussed which dispositions should potentially be taught and evidenced through assessment in school and college. Around the world there are a multitude of approaches being developed and deployed to provide a richer and more holistic picture of a learners strengths and achievements, with England increasingly an outlier.
Guy gave a list of seven skills/dispositions that he thinks should be considered most important, and we’d like to know what you think too.