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ERIC Number: EJ1174011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Using TAPS Focused Assessments as Part of Our Teacher Assessment Approach
Barber, Kerry-Anne
Primary Science, n2018 p17-18 Mar 2018
As the Science Co-ordinator at St Paul's RC Primary School, the author has been involved in producing and trialling resources for the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project over the last four years. This article explains how St Paul's has used the Focused Assessments (FAs). The author has always tried to promote enquiry-based teaching, which addresses the needs and curiosity of the cohort whilst ensuring that all statutory content is covered, so felt that this should also be reflected in encouraging staff to employ a range of assessment methods. FAs are a resource to support, but not dictate, science assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A