Assessment Essentials

Assessment Essentials is a great-value, online course that covers what every teacher needs to know about assessment. It will help your teachers reflect on and develop their practice.

The ten-week course, delivered by Evidence Based Education, follows a micro-lesson structure, designed to fit around the busy timetable of teachers. It includes insight interviews with leading thinkers and practitioners such as Dylan Wiliam.  


Try a free sample of the course here!



The course will:

  • Deepen pedagogical content knowledge of the fundamental underlying principles and practices of great assessment, no matter the subject or phase of education;
  • Help to reduce unnecessary workload and increase the effectiveness of classroom practice by honing the skill of evidence-informed decision-making;
  • Guide teachers to question existing practices;
  • Help link assessment with curriculum and pedagogy, to improve student outcomes;
  • Reframe the value of assessment, offering case studies and advice from other school leaders;
  • Help teachers remove the guesswork from teaching through use of more dependable information;
  • Help teachers to better understand the impact of their teaching on students’ learning, so that they can make better decisions about what happens next; and
  • Maximise the power of assessment as a tool for learning.

Participants will be required to commit to around 1.5 hours per week for the duration of the ten-week course. The course will follow the structure outlined below:

  • Week 1: Introduction and perspectives on assessment
  • Week 2: Making the invisible (learning) visible
  • Week 3: Harnessing assessment as a powerful learning event
  • Week 4: Intent, implementation and impact
  • Week 5: Assessment process in your context
  • Week 6: Using key assessment theory to guide practice (e.g. validity inc. reliability, etc.)
  • Week 7: Fairness in assessment
  • Week 8: Theory into practice: selecting and designing assessments
  • Week 9: Theory into practice: selecting and designing assessments (pt.2)
  • Week 10: Embedding great assessment in your classroom.

£95 plus VAT per person

For Whom?
Ideal for ITT, RQTs and in-service teachers alike.

Assessment Essentials is an online course.

Learning can begin as soon as registration is complete.