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1 Managing the Statutory Requirements for Assessment April 2011

2 Purpose of the Day 1.To ensure a greater understanding of the statutory assessment arrangements for introduction in 2012/13 2.To consider the management and coordination issues associated with the development of Literacy and meeting the statutory requirements for the assessment of Communication 3. To start to consider and plan the next steps within your own school

3 Overview of the Day 1.The Statutory Requirements …. What is required? By when? 2. Assessing Communication – Key Messages 3. Managing and Coordinating the Assessment Requirements i. Planning for Assessment ii. Assessment Task for Communication iii. Quality Assurance of Assessment Outcomes 4. Planning the Next Steps

4 The Statutory Requirements What is required? By when?


6 Dates for Implementation … the future new statutory assessment arrangements for Communication and Using Mathematics will be introduced in the 2012-13 school year, and the arrangements for Using ICT one year later in 2013-14. (Department of Education, 17 September 2010)

7 Dates for Implementation Academic YearYear Group Transitional Levels 2010/11Year 10 2011/12Year 10 2012/13Year 10 (Year 8, 2010/11) Incoming Levels of Progression: Communication and Using Mathematics 2013/14Year 10 (Year 8,2011/12) Incoming Levels of Progression: Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT

8 Proposed Support Programme November 2010 - Awareness raising for Principals and Senior Managers April 2011 - Managing the Statutory Requirements for Assessment: Communication and Using Mathematics August 2011 to March 2012 - School-based clusters, full system training: 3-5 schools per cluster; average of 12 teachers per school - Task Approval System September 2012 to May 2013 - Agreement Trials - Moderation (rolling programme begins)

9 Assessing Communication Key Messages

10 Levels of Progression 1234567 Primary: Levels 1 to 5 Key Stage 3: Levels 1 to 7 Expected Outcomes: End of Key Stage 1Level 2 End of Key Stage 2Level 4 End of Key Stage 3Level 5 Department of Education Circular No. 2010/06

11 The Department is also making clear its expectation that every pupil should progress at least one level during each Key Stage. (para 2.12) (Department of Education, 2011)

12 Levels of Progression

13 Expansion of the Levels of Progression

14 An emphasis on literacy and numeracy exists across the curriculum. (Department of Education, 2009)

15 Assessing Communication It is important that post-primary schools ensure that teachers of all subjects help to develop and promote pupils literacy and numeracy skills through a whole school approach. (para 4.25) (Department of Education, 2011)

16 While recognising that Communication and Using Mathematics are cross-curricular, the mathematics and English (and, in Irish- medium schools, Irish) departments should lead the assessment of numeracy and literacy and be provided with sufficient time and support from school leaders to undertake this role. The cross-curricular nature of Communication and Using Mathematics should be reflected through the whole-school approach to planning for literacy and numeracy, with assessment supported by feedback to the English and mathematics (and, in Irish medium schools, Irish) departments as appropriate. (para 4.27) (Department of Education, 2011)



19 Reflection Consider the messages presented so far today. Where are you now? What is already happening?

20 Managing and Coordinating the Assessment Requirements

21 Planning for Assessment

22 The Four Steps Acquisition Development (promoting, demonstrating, transferring) Assessment Reporting

23 Language Development: All other subject areas Literacy Acquisition: English Department Communication = Literacy/ the Assessment of Literacy

24 How to make this happen? Consider: - the experience of the pupil in Years 8, 9 and 10? - evidence of progression? - schemes of work? - coordination over the three years?

25 Planning for Development Communicate effectively in oral, visual, written, mathematical and ICT formats, showing clear awareness of audience and purpose

26 Assessment Tasks for Communication

27 Let us look at… A Communication Task

28 Assessment Tasks for Communication Purpose of an assessment task Assessment task design Assessment task approval process Support Materials

29 Quality Assurance of Assessment Outcomes

30 Quality Assurance of Assessment Outcomes Agreement Trials for Communication Internal Standardisation Moderation arrangements

31 Communication Planning the Next Steps

32 Plenary Evaluation

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