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Underlying principles of assessment for learning

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What is assessment for learning?

Assessment for learning is best described as a process by which assessment information is used by teachers to adjust their teaching strategies, and by students to adjust their learning strategies.
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Purposes of assessment

The primary purpose of assessment is to improve students’ learning and teachers’ teaching as both respond to the information it provides.
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Principles of assessment for learning

Assessment for learning should enable reciprocal learning where teachers and students share and value each other’s sense-making processes.
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