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.

On the Relationship between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes

On the Relationship between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes

On the relationship between assessment for formative and summative purposes

It is generally agreed that assessment in the context of education involves deciding, collecting and making judgements about evidence relating to the goals of the learning being assessed. This makes no reference to the use of the evidence, who uses it and how. These are matters at the heart of concerns about the appropriate use of assessment in various contexts. The notion of a simple distinction between formative and summative assessment, defined in terms of use either to help learning or to report on learning, has been challenged in the years since the first edition of this book. Both uses are central to effective educational practice, ...

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