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Assessment for Learning and Assessment as Learning - DevelopEBP

Principal focus of the project

This project explored supporting learners to take a more active role in the process of assessment by replacing the grading system with specific, targeted feedback.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

To overcome learners' sense of failure as a barrier to achievement, English GCSE resit tutors encouraged students to analyse questions and their responses without grading them. The initial assessment, based on AQA Paper 1, allowed learners to select a specific skill to focus on and develop without scoring, but supported by improved self-reflection. The project reported that the final assessment had seen a significant improvement in achievement.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
Name of associate programmes

OTLA 6 (English)


An OTLA project by DevelopEBP that aimed to encourage learners to take a more active role in their learning, specifically through developing an understanding of what is being assessed and how.

Resource Type: Case study, Report
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