This is a core text for trainee primary teachers. It is a guide to the teaching of computing and coding in primary schools, and an exploration of how children develop their computational thinking. It covers all areas of the National Curriculum for primary computing and offers insight into effective teaching.

Assessing Pupil Progress in Computational Thinking and Coding

Assessing pupil progress in computational thinking and coding

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, you will:

  • be familiar with some of the principal focuses of assessment;
  • identify with the current national curriculum assessment needs for computing;
  • review existing computing assessment approaches;
  • develop ideas for assessing pupils' progress in computing, computational thinking and coding;
  • understand how to accurately track the progress of your pupils in their computing-focused lessons.

Teachers' Standards

A teacher must:

  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils:
    • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils:
    • be accountable for attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupils;
    • plan teaching to build on pupils' capabilities and prior knowledge;
    • guide pupils to reflect ...
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