All AAIA publications are currently being reviewed and some are being rewritten. The first two of AAIA’s new publications Assessment without Levels: a brief guide for governors and Assessment for Learning: A Guide to Good Practice for Teaching Assistants are available to members below as free downloads. If you are not an AAIA member but are interested in joining, click here to find out more.
PDF copies of older publications can be downloaded free from the members’ area.
Assessment Policy Audit Document
AAIA Assessment Policy Audit
Free downloadable document to support schools in auditing their assessment policy and practice. Includes text from the report of the Assessment Without Levels Commission.
Assessment without levels: A brief guide for governors
New guidance (January 2016) for school governors exploring the implications of of the new National Curriculum and assessing without levels for teaching, recording progress and inspections. Colour and black and white versions are available for download by members.
Assessment without levels: A brief guide for governors by Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Assessment for Learning: A Guide to Good Practice for Teaching Assistants
This new guidance (January 2016) has been written to support teaching assistants in understanding and implementing assessment for learning (AfL). Colour and black and white versions are available for download by members.
Assessment for Learning: A Guide to Good Practice for Teaching Assistants by Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Guidelines for Assessment Leaders in Secondary Schools
This booklet provides guidance for teachers looking to develop and/or enhance their role as secondary assessment leaders. Roles and responsibilities are outlined, particularly in relation to standardisation and moderation, tracking and target setting and useful prompts are given for evaluating how assessment is being used to support learning.
‘It’s been invaluable for me in helping to ensure students experience consistent assessment based on shared principles, no matter which subject they are studying.’ Secondary Assessment Leader
Managing Assessment for Learning
A booklet to support the understanding, development and evaluation of assessment for learning, produced by AAIA members in the Midlands.
‘This booklet provided us with a clear framework for getting assessment back on track in the school.’ Head teacher of a primary school where assessment had been adversely criticised during an inspection
Guidelines for Assessment Leaders in Primary Schools
This booklet provides guidance for teachers looking to develop and/or enhance their role as primary assessment leaders. It identifies their responsibilities and those of their colleagues in relation to assessment, what they need to do and when in the academic year and it offers practical help with necessary liaison as well as monitoring and evaluating classroom practice.
‘Has boosted the confidence of our assessment leaders significantly and given a valuable steer for the development of quality practice in their schools.’ LA Senior Adviser
Assessment for Learning: A Guide for School Governors
A booklet written for school governors explaining the essential features of assessment for learning and answering questions such as ‘Why does AfL matter to children and their parents/carers ?’ ‘ How does AfL relate to end of year and end of key stage assessment?’ and ‘How will governors know that AfL is happening in school?’
‘Has helped to inform and enthuse us and also realise that understanding data is one thing, but responding to the questions it poses is quite another.’ Chair of governors, federation of infant and primary schools
Using Assessment for Enhancing Learning: a Practical Guide
The purpose of this new document is to outline how assessment can be used in schools to improve learning for all pupils and to provide a framework for school review and self-evaluation.
‘Packed with common sense guidance to help all the staff ensure that our assessment practice is “the business”!’ Assistant Head Teacher, Secondary School