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.

Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning

Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning

Professional learning as a condition for assessment for learning
DavidPedder and MaryJames

Assessment for Learning: Practices, Values, Agency and Accountability

When teachers and students use assessment information for supporting improvements in learning, they are fulfilling the educational purposes of assessment. The classroom strategies teachers and students develop and use to support learning are commonly referred to as formative assessment or assessment for learning. Five general strategies for promoting assessment for learning in classroom lessons have been identified (e.g. Wiliam and Thompson, 2007): (a) clarifying and understanding learning intentions and sharing criteria for success; (b) promoting and supporting effective classroom discussions and developing activities and tasks that elicit evidence of learning; (c) providing feedback that moves learners forward; (d) activating ...

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