This book combines reports on and reflection of best practice in improving progression and continuity of teaching and learning in science — particularly at the crucial transition stage between primary and secondary school. Presenting the views of teachers and pupils on progression and learning in science, the book suggests practical ways of improving teaching and learning. Each chapter includes examples of learning materials with notes on how these might be used or adapted by teachers in their own classroom settings.

In the Know: Using Assessment and Recording to Improve Transfer in Science

In the know: Using assessment and recording to improve transfer in science

Chapter Overview

Comparing standards either side of transfer remains one of the most impenetrable issues of primary–secondary transfer, especially for science. Some reasons for this are reviewed. Two versions of a system to provide formative assessment information in bridging work and feedback from teachers who used them are discussed. Another transfer record, the pupils' passport, is described. Methods used in liaison meetings to review pupils' use and application of science process skills either side of transfer are featured.

Assessment has traditionally been one of the thorniest problems of KS2/3 transfer and not only in science. Providing assessment information that is meaningful and getting secondary ...

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