International trends in the implementation of assessment for learning: Implications for policy and practice

Birenbaum, Menucha, DeLuca, Christopher, Earl, Lorna, Heritage, Margaret, Klenowski, Val, Looney, Anne, Smith, Kari, Timperley, Helen, Volante, Louis, & Wyatt-Smith, Claire (2015) International trends in the implementation of assessment for learning: Implications for policy and practice. Policy Futures in Education, 13(1), pp. 117-140.

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This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy directions for AfL within their respective countries. The authors also discuss the implications of these various shifts and the ongoing tensions that exist between AfL and summative forms of assessment within national policy initiatives.

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ID Code: 84123
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Assessment for learning, international trends, educational policy
DOI: 10.1177/1478210314566733
ISSN: 1478-2103
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 14 May 2015 03:28
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 18:02

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