Tag: Assessment

Freckle Spots: Get to know Freckle

Introducing, Freckle Spots! In this four-part series we’re breaking down our latest primary maths practice programme, Freckle. You may be wondering how it works, how it can engage pupils in the classroom whilst nurturing their numeracy skills, and lastly how it can support teachers. This series will address all of those lingering questions you may […]

Back to School Blog – Part 2

The school year 2021/22 will again be challenging with students and their teachers managing the impacts of so much disruption over two school years. This situation is indeed ‘unprecedented’ but we know that schools are determined to get everyone back on track, working hard and enjoying learning.  Star Assessments can contribute to this and here, […]

 Back to School Blog – Part 1

The school year 2021/22 will again be challenging with students and their teachers managing the impacts of so much disruption over two school years. This situation is indeed ‘unprecedented’ but we know that schools are determined to get everyone back on track, working hard and enjoying learning. Star Assessments can contribute to this and here, […]

What kind of analytics does a classroom teacher need?

We asked Joshua Perry, education technology expert and entrepreneur, to write a series of blogs about analytics and assessment. This is the second instalment, which looks at the types of analytics that a classroom teachers needs – and what they don’t.

Guest Blog: Cathy Williams shares more of her story

Part two of our guest blog from Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning at Schoolsworks MAT, as she continues the story of her trust-wide assessment journey.

Guest Blog: Cathy Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning, Schoolsworks MAT

In this guest blog, Cathy shares her experiences as Director of Teaching and Learning at Schoolsworks and offers some advice to other MATs who might be facing similar challenges when addressing school assessment.

Practical Tips for Perfect Assessment

At Renaissance, we attend and host a large number of events for Senior Leaders, Practitioners and Librarians that run throughout the academic year. Last month, however, we hosted our first seminar that looked specifically at ‘perfect assessment’!

Review by John Dabell – Star Assessments

Star Assessments are computer-adaptive assessments for reading and maths, and are used by almost 6,000 schools across the UK and Ireland. John Dabell, a teacher for over 25 years and previous Ofsted inspector, reviews Star Assessments on behalf of Teach Secondary. Read the full review below: At a glance: Accessible, computer-adaptive assessments for reading and […]

Guest Blog: Bringing clarity and reality to school assessments

Like many schools, when levels were removed from primary assessment, we thought that the adoption of ‘Emerging, Developing and Secure’ would give us a solid way of assessing and measuring learning progression.

Adding value to data with Norm Referenced Standardised Scores

The true value of your data is revealed when you are able to relate the scores of your students to appropriate comparison groups. Mean scores from different schools can vary widely, but the comparison of your individual scores to a similar national sample will give you a way to judge the relative strength of your students.


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