ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING
The Green has adopted the Assessment for Learning (AFL) approach to formative assessment. Its purpose is to use the whole process of assessment to help learners improve their learning. It is formative because its intention is to form, shape or guide the next steps in learning. It is about ‘learning to learn.’ We recognise, however, that not all aspects of this approach are of benefit in all curriculum areas and the discretion of the teacher is advised to adapt the theory to suit the particular demands of the subject.
In line with the demands of the syllabus in each curriculum area, teachers set regular homework and comment on the merits of classwork/homework presented. Verbal/Written comments maybe made in the form of suggestions for improvement. Grades / Marks are avoided wherever possible, when returning the initial work but may be given at a later date.
Assessment work may be differentiated to suit the needs and abilities of the student.