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No Worksheet Required for Assessment

Published 5 months ago by Ann Baker

Earlier in the year we created a blog about place value and some schools have run the assessment activity across the whole school.

At Salisbury Park Primary School, the teachers carried out the assessment task in February and planned a focused teaching sequence based on their findings. They repeated the task with new numbers as a post intervention assessment.

On Monday this week, at their student free day, the teachers brought both sets of work samples and set them out on the library floor. The samples snaked around library, going from Reception through all grades to Grade 7.


There was a richness to the discussions and comparisons that the teachers were making both between the pre- and post-assessments from their own classes as well as in the comparisons and growth points between classes.

At all levels, the teachers could see stepping up in terms of:


The range of numbers used for the task had been modified to differentiate the task for the range of students involved.

Conversations led to what has worked during the intervention, including ...

What can I say?

“Amazing and professional job Salisbury Park Primary School!”

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