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The Rise of the Assessbots: do systems influence assessment?

By James Pembroke / May 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

“And we would go on as though nothing was wrong” Joy Division, Transmission I recently got into a discussion on Twitter about the differences between tracking and assessment, and whether there is any such thing as an assessment system. I’d suggested that many systems auto-assess (I referred to them as Assessbots), that the teacher ticks…

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The #TwitteratiChallenge

By James Pembroke / May 8, 2015 / 2 Comments

Many thanks to Mary Myatt (@MaryMyatt) for nominating me for the #TwitteratiChallenge. I feel most honoured. I hope i’m completing this within the required time frame; it’s taken me a while to sort out a list in my head. The #TwitteratiChallenge started by by Ross McGill of the @TeacherToolkit fame with the following aim: “In the spirit of social-media-educator friendships,…

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The Progress Myth II: alternative approaches to measuring progress

By James Pembroke / May 7, 2015 / 2 Comments

Anyone who’s read my recent tweets or blogs, or been to one of my ranting training sessions, will know that the concept of linear progress – that pupils should all progress at the same rate regardless of start point – has become a bit of an obsession. As I’ve blogged about previously, it concerns me…

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