“Educational assessment, on the one hand (particularly formative assessment), and proficiency assessment, on the other, are often seen as distinct, even incompatible areas of specialisation, conducted by different people employing different techniques, informed by different theories, and embracing different values.” (Green, 2014, p. 16)
As clearly indicated in the direct citation above, a distinction is often made between summative and formative assessment. However, this course is especially designed for the latter only. Therefore, it will mainly focus on:
1. Theories,
2. Principles, and
3. Techniques
of formative assessment.
As formative assessment is assessment FOR learning, this course is also aimed to help the participants to use assessment feedback for teaching and learning improvement.