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.

The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning

The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning

The role of assessment in developing motivation for learning

This chapter is about motivation for learning and how assessment for different purposes, used in various ways, can affect it, both beneficially and detrimentally. It begins with a brief discussion of some key components of motivation for learning This is followed by reference to research evidence relating to the impact of summative assessment on motivation for learning. Despite the great range and variety in the research studies, their findings converge in providing evidence that some summative assessment practices, particularly high-stakes tests, have a negative impact. At the same time, the evidence points towards ways of avoiding such impact through actions which, not surprisingly, have many of the features ...

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