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22nd January 21

AfL Publications

This is based on an extensive review of research on formative assessment  The authors argue that formative assessment is at the heart of effective teaching, and that improvement in this area would raise standards of learning. They propose a four-point scheme for improving formative assessment, and stress the need for support and commitment on a national level.

This pamphlet is about helping teachers to use assessment, as part of teaching and learning, in ways that will raise pupilsÂ’ achievement.

An Institute of Education survey of research work on assessment for learning. The document provides an analysis of existing materials and work in progress on assessment for learning.

Principles and suggestions relating to all aspects of assessment, recording and reporting. Formative use of summative assessment, marking and feedback strategies

A poster showing the principles of assessment for learning.

This guidance seeks to analyse and illuminate some of the issues associated with assessment for learning.