Teachers can set the individual target for the pupil according to the descriptors. The teacher discusses the targets with the pupil from the descriptors and how to possibly achieve the target. Pupils either complete the chart themselves (via the pupil friendly descriptors) or the teacher can, the teacher keeps one copy electronically, the pupil can stick their dartboard to the front or inside their exercise books)
Once a pupil has completed target related work, they can be assessed according to the colour key (above, below or secure). The teacher can complete their own dartboard for each pupil and fill in colour as appropriate. Thus the teacher can review the progress of the whole class simply and efficiently.
The system allows for easy reviewing of the targets with the pupil and a joint discussion on which targets has been met by mutual agreement. Once both teacher and pupil has agreed on the assessment of the target, the pupil can then colour in the target with reference to the key. The pupil can then easily see which targets still need work, which targets have been satisfactorily met. This then gives them motivation to work on the next target as a desire to complete the board and thus achieve their ‘bullseye’.
The targets assessed as ‘below’ provides the basis for the next target board alongside new targets. Pupils are rewarded for a completed board by hitting the bullseye and therefore receiving an achievement certificate. The pupil therefore has a sense of achievement and the teacher a form of assessment which can be reviewed with the pupil and significant adults.
Tried and tested, deemed 'outstanding