ERIC Number: EJ718853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 43
Prospects for the Implementation of Assessment for Learning
Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, v12 n1 p39-54 Mar 2005
This paper analyses aspects of a Hong Kong school curriculum reform, which recommends amongst other things, a greater focus on assessment for learning. It outlines the principles of the reform as it pertains to assessment and discusses how structural changes are being employed to lend support to changes in the assessment culture in Hong Kong. The paper draws on a previous problematic attempt to introduce formative assessment through the Target-Oriented Curriculum initiative. Two examples of assessment for learning practice of "early adopters" are used to illustrate both the potential and some of the challenges of implementation in the Hong Kong primary school context. From these cases, are drawn out some of the facilitating and inhibiting factors impinging on the implementation of assessment for learning in schools, building on a model of professional growth.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong