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Central to the practice of assessment for learning (formative assessment) is the concept that students who truly understand and are involved in their learning will experience accelerated rates of achievement. Students who are involved in their learning can be thought of as assessment-capable or active learners. They know what they need to learn, where they are with that learning and what their next learning steps are. To enable students to take charge of their learning, they need to be deliberately and systematically taught how to be assessment capable and active in their learning.
These slides outline the general elements of assessment for learning.
Exploring assessment for learning
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These key assessment capabilities explain how teachers can develop the assessment for learning dynamic in their classrooms.
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