Assessment Bank offers instant access to thousands of questions written specifically for the new curriculum. With a powerful search function and unlimited access for every teacher in your school, Assessment Bank is a hugely valuable tool to support day-to-day formative assessment.
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The questions in Assessment Bank were easy to select and collate. The presentation of the questions sheet is good. The questions are well written and I have found that the children can interpret them easily. With our old test builder, I would always spend ages changing the size of the images, deleting some and getting the questions to fit on a smaller number of pages. Assessment Bank is economical in terms of how many questions can fit on a page – and it leaves enough room for working out. It is also a time saver for a busy teacher!
Overall, Assessment Bank has been very useful in preparing children for the higher expectations in the new SATs tests.
Over the years, during my time as Maths Leader at Yew Tree Community School, I have always researched new ways of planning, teaching and assessing children and their understanding of applying their skills in maths.
Once the curriculum changed in 2014, the tests and resources we were using did not meet the needs of our pupils or meet the curriculum outcomes.
This is when I began to search for a tool the teachers could use and adapt to assess pupils’ knowledge throughout the year.
As a primary school teacher, I know that finding the right questions is just as important as discovering the right answers. A question has the power to unlock a child’s understanding, create awe and wonder, and help someone push into new and uncharted knowledge and thinking.
Yet finding suitable and relevant written questions from treasured, yet outdated SATs papers, tired and yellowing textbooks or barely readable repeatedly photocopied black pages of smudges is not ideal and can create problems for teachers and barriers to learning for pupils.