2022 GROW 15 - Multi-modal Assessment in the Language Classroom
Course Duration
10 month programme

24 February - 2 November 2022


Developing good assessment practice helps with understanding our students’ learning. How can we make sure our assessments are telling both us and our students the information we need to know? How can we use assessment to track student progress, and inform next steps in the learning?
Assessment of languages is an ever-changing area and requires analysis, skill development, and a focus on communication. 
This programme will help you to understand how to use formative and summative assessment to guide learning. It will help you to develop good assessment practice in years 7 - 10 that will lead to better outcomes for years 11-13 students.  

This programme is intended for those teachers who have successfully completed GROW Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) programmes in 2019, 2020 or 2021. It aims to further enhance your understanding and implementation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach with more individualized support.




Workshop 1


Ellis and iCLT principles
What do we assess? How do we assess it? 
What is standards-based assessment? 
Formative and summative assessment - understanding






Thu 24 Feb


Workshop 2


Inquiry Set Up - Group session with individual follow up online meetings (15 minutes per person - times to be determined)








Wed 9 Mar

3.30-4.30pm - Online

Workshop 3


Looking at our assessments - exemplars of formative and summative assessment within a unit of work. 
Examining the evidence we gather and how we use this






Thu 26 May

3.30pm-5.00pm - Online

Workshop 4 


A collaborative workshop to: 
- Develop a bank of assessments.
- Understand the progression from beginners to more advanced students. 
- Understand assessment process. 
- Look at marking, teacher judgements. Consistency and conditions.
- Develop rubrics



Mon 27 Jun


Workshop 5 


Your learnings from the assigned reading(s)

Your experiences using assessments developed at workshop 4





Tues 30 Aug

3.30pm-5.00pm - Online

Workshop 6 


Inquiry presentations

Next steps






Wed 2Nov

3.30-5.30pm - Online