The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project is a 3 year project based at Bath Spa University and funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT)
It aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning.
The TAPS pyramid tool provides a structure to help schools evaluate and
develop their assessment processes. The rich formative assessment
information collected by teachers in the course of ongoing classroom
work is also utilised for summative purposes – the orange arrow
represents information flowing up the pyramid. Schools should begin
with a focus on the ‘Pupil layer’ and the ‘Teacher layer’ at the base of
the pyramid. These foundations encapsulate the principles of Assessment
for Learning and this is where changes will have the most impact on
pupil progress in Primary Science.
Visit the TAPS homepage