Book Chapter

Assessment as the search for evidence of learning

P Griffin

Assessment for Teaching | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

In this chapter assessment is defined as the search for evidence of learning. Three important ideas are included in the definition. It is a search. It focuses on evidence. The rationale for assessment is to measure or promote learning. The importance of collaboration in teaching teams is emphasised together with the 10 principles of assessment on which this book is based. In part, the chapter attempts to stabilise the language of assessment and provide some ideas that help teachers understand why assessment is regarded as formative. The members of the writing team agree that assessment for students or assessment for learning is important but it is not what this book is about. We take a view ..

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