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 for Learning in the Classroom

Assessment for Learning in the Classroom

Assessment for learning in the classroom
PaulBlack and DylanWiliam


Assessment in education must, first and foremost, serve the purpose of supporting learning. So it is fitting to start a study of assessment with an exploration of the meaning and practices of assessment that serve this purpose most directly. This chapter is the story of a development that started with a review of what research had to say about formative assessment. The background to this review, and the main features of its findings, are first described. Its results led to development work with teachers to explore how ideas taken from the research could be turned into practice. A description of this work is followed by reflections on outcomes and implications. Finally, we ...

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