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what is the difference between assessment for learning and assessment as learning?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by messyhouse, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. Hello

    I understand this may come up in an interview and its something i am not sure about, hence asking the professionals!
    I would appreciate any answers!
    thanks



     
  2. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    I've never heard it put this way but they may be referring to the difference between formative and summative assessment- formative being ongoing assessment that you do during a lesson, after a lesson (like marking) and summative being asessments that you do like optional SATs, end of term tests. Google Assessment for Learning- it's a big idea in education and the DFES have published some information on it.
    HTH

     
  3. mmm...Milk

    mmm...Milk New commenter

    No idea what you mean by assessment as learning, BUT i quote

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    Assessment for learning is the process
    of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to
    decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how
    best to get there”.



    Assessment Reform Group, 2002


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    The aims of the Assessment for Learning Strategy


    Building on the work of the most successful schools, our strategy
    is now to make assessment for


    learning more widespread, systematic and consistent. Our aims are
    that:


    l
    e very child knows
    how they are doing, and understands what they need to do to improve and how to
    get there. They get the support they need to be motivated, independent learners
    on an ambitious trajectory of improvement;


    l
    every teacher is
    equipped to make well-founded judgements about pupils’ attainment, understands
    the concepts and principles of progression, and knows how to use their
    assessment judgements to forward plan, particularly for pupils who are not
    fulfilling their potential;


    l
    every school has
    in place structured and systematic assessment systems for making regular,
    useful, manageable and accurate assessments of pupils, and for tracking their
    progress;


    ll every parent and
    carer
    knows how their child is doing, what they need to do to improve, and how
    they can support the child and their teachers

    Hope that helps, Now let me get on with my 3000 word assignement on assessment . How else would I be able to give you this information?
     

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