Assessment is for Learning

Assessment is for Learning promotes teacher/learner dialogue based on thoughtful
questions, careful listening and reflective responses, emphasising the role of assessment in supporting individuals’ learning and the mutual identification and understanding of learners’ needs – empowering both learner and teacher – to support the development of the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.

Research in assessment suggests that learners learn best, and attainment improves, when learners:

  • understand clearly what they are trying to learn, and what is expected of them.
  • are given feedback about the quality of their work, and what they can do to make it better.
  • are given advice about how to go about making mprovements.
  • are fully involved in deciding what needs to be done next, and who can give them help if they need it.

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