Talk:Learning and Teaching in Practice/Assessment theories, principles and practices/Purpose of assessment

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Diagnostic017:14, 4 November 2013
Purpose017:13, 4 November 2013
Query117:10, 4 November 2013


I think diagnostic assessment (eg placement, literacy etc) should be added to the list (and to the wordle - sorry!)

Pleft (talk)17:13, 4 November 2013

I usually teach that there are two main reasons for assessing:

1. to support/improve learning (formative purpose) 2. certification (summative purpose)

External stakeholders such as society and 'industry' have a big stake in the latter.

Pleft (talk)17:13, 4 November 2013

Paul Do you think that this reference should be more explicit as a Must Have Resource?

Spiller, D. (2012). Assessment Matters: Self Assessment and Peer Assessment, Teaching Development Unit, University of Waikato. Retrieved from

Bronwynh (talk)15:29, 4 November 2013

Looks good - yes, maybe in the extra panel would be good.

Pleft (talk)17:10, 4 November 2013