Handing over assessment data – where is the student voice?

With the end of the year drawing closer, assessment data is handed over from one set of teachers hands to the others.

Spelling tests

Writing samples

Standardised reading assessments.

But what is missing from this list?

The kids.

This week the children in my class with select a photo from our class photo that best represents them and write a story ‘what I want my teacher to know about me…’

Instead of numbers and scores, why not make those first impressions for new kids be driven by the kids rather than their numbers?

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