ANDACOD Assessment Design
Assessment is a process concerned with gathering information about student competencies and growth. Its focus is not only on what has been achieved by students, but also on how they have gone about their learning. Accurate and comprehensive assessment and reporting of student performance aids in establishing open communication, helps to improve student learning, assists in establishing future direction, and helps to identify areas of exemplary performance, as well as those in need of support and assistance. In such cases, students can be provided with targeted learning activities and be availed to supportive programs such as Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD), Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Modified Work Programs.
Curriculum, Teaching & Learning and Assessment
Curriculum, teaching & learning and assessment are intertwined and inseparable. Indeed, a Assessment allows us to understand what each student is ready for learning. It additionally allows us to identify the impact of teaching and the engagement or growth of the student. Therefore, high quality assessment, particularly within the Technologies, is integral part of curriculum planning, documentation, professional learning and reporting. This is reflected the ANDACOD Instructional Model.
The ANDACOD Assessment Model
ANDACOD uses an agreed process to help structure the development, use, and review of assessment tasks. The model is a synthesis of contemporary educational practice from noted practitioners in their fields including Csikszentmihalyi (2008), Dweck (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, 2015), Griffin (Awwal et al., 2014), Prochaska et al. (2013), and Wiggins and McTighe (Wiggins and McTighe, 2005). The model recognises that all students can learn, and that teaching must be targeted to each student’s level of readiness.