Using testing to improve the quality of learning in reading

Ocker Hill Academy will evaluate the impact of hypercorrection on the reading comprehension ability of Year 5 pupils.

Challenge

Testing pupils at regular times to inform areas of weaknesses in pupils’ understanding are inconsistent across the school. Summative testing is often done in a way that does not impact on learning in the classroom: often, it is carried out, results collated, and then no longer referred to.

Innovation

Pupils will take three reading tests each term. Following each test a hypercorrection lesson will take place in which reading comprehension skills are explicitly taught, common misconceptions are addressed and the teacher models their thought processes when answering longer questions. Pupils will be expected to make corrections to their test and to make notes of targets and learning points in a reflection notebook.

Lead school 

  • Ocker Hill Academy, Sandwell

Timeline

  • 9 months – report due September 2018

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