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Changing mindsets in formative assessment — Preston’s College

Summary

This Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) project delivered in 2016 - 2017, was a collaboration between Preston’s College, Myerscough College, North Lancashire Training Group and the Lancashire Work-based Learning (WBL) Executive Forum. It aimed to develop assessors’ competencies in embedding formative assessment in apprenticeship delivery. A survey to identify existing use of formative assessment was carried to inform the provision of support and training. Piloted continuing professional development (CPD) led to podcasts and a Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) package with a range of new tools for workplace settings. Outcomes included a rise in assessors’ confidence in formative assessment and in learners completing apprenticeship programmes.

Technical accessibility note: The main case study and presentation have been edited to improve accessibility for screen readers but the Guide to setting up Padlet, H5P, and Blendspace are as provided to the ETF and may not be accessible to blind/partially sighted people who use screen readers.