Assessment for Learning (Paperback)

By Shuk Yin Rita Berry

Hong Kong University Press, 9789622099579, 220pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2008

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Assessment is an important part of effective teaching and learning. It allows achievements to be recognized and helps both teachers and learners to reflect on and review their performance and progress. While assessment has long been an end-of-learning activity to measure what learners can do, the outcome-oriented approach does not always foster learning motivation effectively. A new perspective now encourages ongoing appraisal in the classroom to improve learning. This book reflects current thinking of assessment with a stated focus on assessment for learning (AfL). It informs teachers about the latest developments and provides teachers with important tools for integrating assessment in the classroom. The discussions on assessment theories are in-depth and the examples used for illustrating the concepts are plentiful.

About the Author

Rita Berry is an associate professor and deputy head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Her research interests include assessment, learner autonomy, curriculum development and implementation. She has provided consultancy services, developed programs and published extensively in these areas.