NFER Classroom launches free ‘Assessment Hub’ resource for teachers

Press Release

Monday 1 October 2018

NFER Classroom today announces the launch of the ‘NFER Assessment Hub, the new ‘go-to’ destination for school practitioners and anyone looking to build their assessment knowledge.

The NFER Assessment Hub, which has been designed to help school practitioners build their confidence with classroom assessment, offers a host of free support written by NFER’s team of assessment researchers with teaching backgrounds. This support includes a collection of short-read articles which introduce various aspects of classroom assessment, as well as an exclusive new practitioner guide series titled ‘Brushing up on assessment’, due to be released weekly throughout October and November. From guidance on understanding assessment policies to tips on making the most of assessment data, the guides will offer valuable insight and advice to support practitioners in delivering an assessment approach that is right for their pupils and their school.

Liz Twist, Head of Assessment Research and Product Development at NFER, commented: "With NFER having been involved in assessment research and development for over 70 years, we are delighted to launch the NFER Assessment Hub as a way to share our knowledge in what is an integral part of teaching and learning. How assessments work and what the outcomes mean are not always clear, so our new practitioner guide series has been designed to provide a practical and easy-to-digest overview of some key areas. Our aim is to help build confidence amongst those practising assessment within the classroom, to demystify some of the technical terms and ultimately support positive pupil outcomes.”

The NFER Assessment Hub can be accessed at www.nfer.ac.uk/assessment-hub. The ‘Brushing up on assessment’ guide series will be released weekly from 1 October to 26 November and available to download free from the NFER Assessment Hub. School practitioners can sign up to receive the guides direct to their inbox at www.nfer.ac.uk/assessment-newsletter.

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