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Assessment for Learning
Assessment for learning

Assessment for Learning (AfL) was a term made popular in the UK by Black and Wiliam (1998a, 1998b) when locating teacher and student feedback as part of the assessment and learning process. AfL promoted the sharing of criteria with learners, the effective use of classroom ‘talk’ and questioning, and supported peer and self-assessment as part of the assessment and learning process (Swaffield, 2009). It represented a challenge to the ascendency of summative assessment and a turn (or return) towards ...

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