The idea behind The Assessment Box is a simple one: it helps to ensure that your assessment data is valid and reliable and it gives pupils the chance to undertake a “realistic” examination experience, helping them to focus and build vital learner resilience.
Pupils sitting a paper “unseen” by staff or students and marked by someone who has no prior knowledge of the learner but an excellent knowledge of the assessment system, is a really useful experience.
It replicates the real examination experience, which proves invaluable for so many of our clients.
Some schools and academies get their Year 11 Pupils to sit an Assessment Box paper in each of the terms of Year 11, others do more and some do less. Some client schools simply want to do one-off assessments for the whole cohort.
Many schools enter their whole cohort for an Assessment Box experience. Others have analysed their outcomes and have specific target groups they wish to focus on. Either is absolutely fine with us.
Some schools and academies know from their data collection or from analysing historical data the question-types or parts of the examination that their learners struggle with. Our high-impact Assessment-Mondays (link to this page when it’s done?) can provide an excellent solution for this type of challenge.