Online Assessment by Fleet Tutors – Guest Post
The growth of online tutoring and learning beyond the classroom has meant that different ways of assessing pupils needs to be developed.
One way of assessing young learners online has been developed by Fleet Tutors, who offer an online assessment solution which evaluates precisely how children perform in terms of National Curriculum levels and in comparison with other pupils. Children complete an assessment before a tutor identifies precise areas of strengths and weakness in order to develop a tuition strategy which is tailored to each student’s academic needs. These types of assessments are increasingly used by schools and parents alike as they look to support their children’s education.
Which assessment system does Fleet Tutors use? ‘GOAL’ – aimed at children between 5-14 years of age – accurately measures pupil performance and development across Mathematics, English, and Science subjects. It is carried out online, with no installation needed. A report is then produced which displays achievement levels and shows areas in which the child requires improvement in order to attain excellent academic performance. This is all closely linked in to the national curriculum levels, with the tool using fun, motivating and interactive assessments which are designed to engage the pupils’ with their learning. They have been written by experienced education experts and connect closely to the National Curriculum.
When are these tests designed to be used? They are usually carried out at either side of the tuition starting and finishing, and can then be used to show measure if progress has been made. This means that they can monitor the effectiveness of tuition and also use this to ensure it is effective. Pupils themselves can then use this to look for evidence in their own progress – which can help greatly with their confidence.
How does it reach its results? Online assessments – called GOAL – are used to assess pupils against the National Curriculum. These means that Fleet Tutors can provide full feedback, identifying strengths and weaknesses in a pupil’s educational development. It can be used to target specific objectives and so ensure further teaching is targeted appropriately. Assessments are delivered in a variety of ways – either with the tutors or parents to encourage and support the pupil. Either way, they are carried out and marked online. Plenty of support is available online or by phone.
Does it only assess academic performance? Moving away from academic performance, there is also the SEAL assessment – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. This could support you if you feel that your child is finding school challenging for other reasons. Using this assessment to ascertain the nature of your child’s difficulties could support their learning in other areas and allow you to begin a conversation.
For further information check here where you can download an example of a Goal Report if interested