Assessment practices at Bayfield are designed to ensure that teaching and learning is meaningful and meets the needs of students and teachers. We call this 'assessment for learning'.
Assessment for learning:
Data gathered by teachers to inform next steps for students
Data could be in the form of
1) a formal assessment which is taken by the teacher one-on-one with the student
2) a standardised assessment which is given to the whole class
3) observations and evidence taken from lessons/student work
Students are often involved in conversations with their teacher to discuss and determine their next learning steps. Teachers support learners to notice how they are going with their learning - where they are at, where to next and to discuss steps to get there.
The collection and analysis of high-quality evidence is an essential and ongoing component of the teaching and learning process.