Editor’s note: Transcript has been edited for clarity.
Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment. Here’s how he approaches gathering evidence for assessment in the primary classroom.
In terms of assessment, the one thing which I think is fundamental, is being extremely clear about the thing which is the object of the learning.
In assessment terms, we call this the construct: what is it that I want a group of children to take away from this learning experience — the really fundamental thing?