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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Assessment for learning, international trends, educational policy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 SAGE Publications|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2015 03:28|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2015 05:32|
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