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ERIC Number: EJ924898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Assessment for Learning in Singapore: Unpacking Its Meanings and Identifying Some Areas for Improvement
Tan, Kelvin
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v10 n2 p91-103 Jun 2011
This article examines the meanings and impact of "Assessment for Learning" initiatives in schools against the back drop of assessment reform in Singapore since 1997. It is argued that "Assessment for Learning" is understood in different ways, and these different meanings do not always benefit students' learning. The different meanings of "Assessment for Learning" in Singapore are unpacked, and three areas for improvement for Assessment for Learning are suggested--clear standards for effective feedback practices, assessment for sustainable learning and assessment for integrating holistic learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore