We hope you found us because you're looking for something different to support your teachers and children to become the best that they can be. That something may just be Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ). You may just be interested in understanding what assessment looks like when you take away the criteria and liberate the pupil? If so, you may well have just stumbled on something useful.
I'm Steve Dew, Director of AssessProgress and a Head Teacher at a two form entry, inner city primary school.
I've been a Head since 2013; prior to that I'd taught in 2 Nurseries, 7 primaries and a secondary school since 2003.
As a Head Teacher I'm acutely aware of the pressures of time and budget on schools on a daily basis, the push and pull of the system, how your context can be a great positive or huge challenge and the myriad of assessment options open to you.
I have been using Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) in schools to predominantly assess writing since 2017. This has mostly been running sessions in Y6 for partnership moderation purposes and in 2018-19 for formative assessment across Y1-Y6 in a group of schools in Oxfordshire.
In 2019 RM, the Education software giant, bought out the original software I had been using and I supported them in building and developing RM Compare, their Comparative Judgement software.
Since 2017 I've spoken about the power of Comparative Judgement in formative / summative assessment and for moderation in the U.K, Sweden and Madrid.
AssessProgress is independant of RM Compare and offers solutions to schools to maximise your subscription. We are therefore uniquely placed to support your use of RM Compare, to develop teachers knowledge and understanding of assessment both formative and summative using ACJ.
Because of the flexibility of the system RM Compare can be used throughout schooling (3-18yrs) in all subjects.
Still interested? We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Here are our published dates and some of the content/contexts for the 'Moderating Primary Writing' using RM Compare sessions for 2019/20.
You can join all or pick and choose the sessions that you take part in.