AFL

Examples of graduated computing statements for assessment, curriculum design purposes.

These are written without context so would need to be adapted to fit the modules of work you are teaching. They are designed to help you take an aspect of the national curriculum for computing and explore possible steps or stages of learning. Once adapted they can be shared with pupils so they know their next step of learning.

They use two graduated bands, Identify, Develop, Explain and Imitate, Adapt, Create. One band of development didn’t seem to be rich enough and many of the statements are written in both. Computing has this rich strand of thinking skills that are developed into real testable things. This synthesis between thinking and doing often needed two graduated bands. Develop and create are often quite similar so it would be possible to add explain to the end of imitate, adapt, create. Of course you could use direct, scaffold/support, independent as another way of identifying development.

Feel free to use and adapt for your school or scheme but please mention http://code-it.co.uk/afl by Phil Bagge as your original source

KS1 AFL Examples PDF (Second Draft)

KS2 Graduated Statements PDF (First Draft)

I choose to assess computational thinking within a problem solving context and you can view my problem solving assessment sheet here.

I welcome additions or improvements

My thanks to Jane Waite for a good extended discussion around some of these. All errors are of course my own.