What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with ICT and digital technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety.

Assessment in Primary Computing

Assessment in primary computing

Chapter Objectives

When you have completed work on this chapter, you will have:

  • understood the place of assessment in the planning cycle;
  • considered the main principles of assessment and how it is used in practice in computing and when digital technologies are used to support the teaching and learning of other subjects;
  • thought about the main tools used and available to assess computing and children's use of digital technologies;
  • looked at observing and profiling individual children, including considering a detailed pro forma for this purpose;
  • examined how whole-class snapshots can help you to gauge quickly the range of attainment of the group you are working with.


Assessment is vital because it allows teachers to track progress and plan appropriately for children to achieve. Without ...

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