Pobble invites teachers to try a new approach to assessment

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Pobble, the global literacy initiative recently named as one of the top-five providers of education technology in the UK in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, has announced that it’s opening up its assessment tool for external users. The tool allows teachers to create assessment files for pupils, and moderate their writing together with colleagues. A limited number of teachers can now sign up to gain access for free.

As teachers, the Pobble team aim to share that effective assessment is instrumental to pedagogical success. Research, such as that by Judith Warren Little at the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, shows that teachers that moderate regularly are found to be able to assess more consistently, and to be more confident about their ability to accurately judge a pupil’s work. The organisation’s strategy is to show that in a seemingly ever-changing environment of Primary assessment, a collaborative approach is truly empowering for teachers.


Pobble has now set out to develop a tool to facilitate the process. Simon Blower, former deputy head of Grove Road Primary School and co-founder of Pobble, said: “I led assessment in my school for five years. I know how important moderation is, but also how difficult it can be. I felt there was a problem to solve here.”


With Pobble Assessment, moderation can be done anywhere at any time. This means fewer moderation meetings and less travel time between schools, making collaboration within trusts, chains and Local Authorities a lot easier.


Simon added: “I’d love to think we have a truly amazing tool here, that will save teachers time and will empower them to focus on inspiring their children to learn.”


This week, Pobble has announced it will open up its assessment tool to teachers that are keen to use it in their day-to-day teaching. Registration for free access is open. Places are limited and access will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.


Visit www.pobble.com or contact [email protected] for more information.

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