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Key Points

  • Design assessment that adheres to the values and principles of effective assessment.
  • Assessment needs to align with the learning outcomes or performance criteria.
  • Formative assessment can enhance the learning and teaching process and guide students.
    • It is crucial for effective learning
  • Summative assessment measures how learning outcomes are met.
  • Feedback needs to take different forms so that students can extend and deepen their learning.
  • Methods and tools of assessment stimulate different types of thinking and learning so choosing carefully and using a variety is important.