Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Book Chapters and Sections
Title: Assessment to support learning
Author(s): Harlen, Wynne
Gardner, John
Contact Email:
Editor(s): Gardner, J
Harlen, W
Hayward, L
Stobart, G
Montgomery, M
Citation: Harlen W & Gardner J (2010) Assessment to support learning. In: Gardner J, Harlen W, Hayward L, Stobart G & Montgomery M (eds.) Developing Teacher Assessment. Maidenhead, England: McGraw Hill/Open University Press, pp. 15-28
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2010
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the purposes and uses of classroom assessment by teachers or teacher assessment as it is better known (not to be confused with the assessment of teachers). At the heart of the matter lies the distinction between formative and summative uses of assessment information, and the basic argument that teacher assessment may be successfully used in both contexts. A primary aim of this chapter is therefore to clarify the often confusing terminology that misleadingly promotes the view that the method of assessment has to be exclusively formative or summative. School, that is classroom-based teacher assessment is compared to external testing in terms of the different roles they play and the advantages and disadvantages they each have.
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Assessment to support learning Developing Teacher Assessment Chap 1 2010.pdfFulltext - Published Version159.19 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.