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Principles of assessment of learning 01

  1. 1. Principles of Assessment of Learning<br />S.A.N. Danushka<br />Department of Training Technology<br />
  2. 2. SAND/AL/2010<br />2<br />The following principles provide the criteria for judging the quality of assessment materials and practices.<br />
  3. 3. SAND/AL/2010<br />3<br />01) Emphasises the interactions between learning and manageable assessment strategies that promote learning<br />
  4. 4. SAND/AL/2010<br />4<br />In practice, this means:<br /><ul><li>teachers reflect on the purposes of assessment and on their assessment strategies
  5. 5. assessment activities allow for demonstration of learning outcomes
  6. 6. assessment is embedded in learning activities and informs the planning of future learning activities
  7. 7. teachers use assessment to identify what a student can already </li></li></ul><li>SAND/AL/2010<br />5<br />02) Clearly expresses for the student and teacher the goals of the learning activity<br />
  8. 8. SAND/AL/2010<br />6<br />In practice, this means:<br /><ul><li> students understand the learning goals and the criteria that will be applied to judge the quality of their achievement
  9. 9. students receive feedback that helps them make further progress </li></li></ul><li>SAND/AL/2010<br />7<br />03) Reflects a view of learning in which assessment helps students learn better, rather than just achieve a better mark<br />
  10. 10. SAND/AL/2010<br />8<br />In practice, this means:<br /><ul><li> teachers use tasks that assess, and therefore encourage, deeper learning
  11. 11. feedback is given in a way that motivates the learner and helps students to understand that mistakes are a part of learning and can lead to improvement
  12. 12. assessment is an integral component of the teaching-learning process rather than being a separate activity </li></li></ul><li>SAND/AL/2010<br />9<br />04) Provides ways for students to use feedback from assessment<br />
  13. 13. SAND/AL/2010<br />10<br />In practice, this means:<br /><ul><li> feedback is directed to the achievement of standards and away from comparisons with peers
  14. 14. feedback is clear and constructive about strengths and weaknesses
  15. 15. feedback is individualised and linked to opportunities for improvement </li></li></ul><li>SAND/AL/2010<br />11<br />05) Helps students take responsibility for their own learning<br />
  16. 16. SAND/AL/2010<br />12<br />In practice, this means:<br /><ul><li> assessment includes strategies for self-assessment and peer assessment emphasising the next steps needed for further learning </li></li></ul><li>SAND/AL/2010<br />13<br />06) Is inclusive of all learners<br />
  17. 17. SAND/AL/2010<br />14<br />In practice, this means:<br /><ul><li> assessment against standards provides opportunities for all learners to achieve their best
  18. 18. Assessment activities are free of bias. </li></ul> <br />
  19. 19. SAND/AL/2010<br />15<br />Thank you<br />

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