Assessment and Learning places learning at the centre of our concerns and explicitly underscores the importance of assessment in that learning. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features: New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning and the influence of assessment on how we value learning; Teacher-friendly assessment topics; Practical examples and chapter summaries throughout; This book is useful to teacher educators and researchers on graduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.

Assessment and Learning: Introduction

Assessment and learning: Introduction

On first inspection, the title of this book arguably places learning, one of the most fundamental processes in a person's lifecourse, secondary to one of the most contrived processes, the assessment of that learning. Our intention, however, is quite the opposite. As members of the Assessment Reform Group (ARG) we have accumulated over 21 years of collective research into assessment policy and practice, and many more years as individuals. As with the first edition, this second edition of Assessment and Learning is a book that unapologetically places learning at the centre of our concerns while unambiguously underscoring the importance of assessment in that learning.

The Assessment Reform Group was a research and lobbying group based in the UK and ...

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