Formative assessment while remote teaching

    Published: 14 January 2021

    As we now find ourselves returning to a period of home learning for many of our pupils, we thought it may be useful to share the following video that we produced last term, and which is part of HfL’s Digital Classroom Toolkit.

    Inspired by the informative reports and guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Chartered College of Teaching on best practice in remote provision, we collated some key ideas and strategies for incorporating effective feedback and formative assessment practices into remote teaching. We all know that formative practice is key to effective learning, and we wanted to consider how it could be incorporated into provision without added burden to teachers.



    For advice and suggestions regarding specific tools and technologies that can be used for formative assessment techniques, such as creating online ‘hinge questions’ and retrieval quizzes,  Sandringham School have also created an accompanying video which is also worth watching. This is available in the Digital Classroom Toolkit (which is free for Hertfordshire schools to access).

    If you have not already signed up to access the Toolkit, you can do so here.

    There is more to say about developing metacognition and self-efficacy in our pupils as well as practical ways that formative practice can be brought in to remote learning, which we will address in future blogs over the coming weeks.

    In the meantime, please do get in touch with us if there is anything that we can be doing to support you - 


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