Summer Conference 2014 < Mike Sissons


MAPP – Getting Personal About Assessment

‘Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress’ (MAPP) is a resource which is designed to support the process of setting personal learning intentions and assessing progress. This presentation provides an introduction to MAPP and aims to raise, on the way, some key issues in the assessment of pupil progress.

The first part of the presentation will look at MAPP from a theoretical perspective, explaining the structure and layout of the resource and exploring the principles which inform its design whilst the second part will take a practical look at the implementation of MAPP within The Dales School setting.

Mike Sissons is Assistant Head Teacher at The Dales School in North Yorkshire which is an age 3 to 19 school for pupils with profound and multiple, severe and moderate learning difficulties. In addition to teaching responsibilities he leads on assessment/data and is subject leader for English and Music. Mike coordinates and delivers the North Yorkshire severe learning difficulties outreach service to mainstream schools and is also coordinator of NYCAP (North Yorkshire Communication Aids Partnership) which provides assessment, equipment and support in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) throughout Hambleton and Richmondshire.

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