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.

Alternative Perspectives on Learning Outcomes: Challenges for Assessment

Alternative Perspectives on Learning Outcomes: Challenges for Assessment

Alternative perspectives on learning outcomes: Challenges for assessment
RichardDaugherty, PaulBlack, KathrynEcclestone, MaryJames and Paul E.Newton


The nature and quality of the outcomes of learning are central to any discussion of the learner's experience, from whichever perspective that experience is considered. For those outcomes to be assessed it is also necessary to articulate in some way the constructs on which such judgements are based. For the assessments of outcomes to be valid the inferences drawn from the evidence of learning should be demonstrably aligned to the learning outcomes.

The project that is reported in this chapter, ‘Assessment of Significant Learning Outcomes’ (ASLO), is a seminar series funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) of the Economic and Social Research ...

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