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Taras, Maddalena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Assessment for learning is increasingly part of accepted orthodoxy, with massive government funding in England, is central to national assessment in Wales, and an export to the USA. Black et al.'s Assessment for learning: Putting it into practice (2003), the "bible"' of assessment for learning, is set reading for trainee teachers across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Taras, Maddalena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
Assessment is critical to support and align learning and teaching within the curriculum. Yet our understanding of the many layers of assessment is still incomplete. This article examines some of the differences between critical elements of assessment terminology across the compulsory and higher education sectors in the anglophone world, more…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Taras, Maddalena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The assessment for learning framework in education has become big business: huge quantities of time, money and energy have been invested in England, Wales and more recently the USA. This article shows that the assessment for learning theory is inefficient and often contradictory. Black and Wiliam's earlier work provides much of the theoretical…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation