Ctlls - Principle and Practice of Assessment Essay
Within unit three of principles and practice of assessment, we as students were required to research the following areas: Principles of assessment, Peer and Self Assessment, Feedback and Questioning and Assessment Record Requirements.
Research was completed on the four topics to help increase understanding and background knowledge of the areas. Further examination of these topics would allow me to think about the way in which I teach my students, be able to incorporate the ideas and illustrate the process of teaching and learning using these methods.
During the research, it was intended that we explore the topics given, selecting and analysing …show more content…
Summative assessment occurs at the end of a course or academic year. It is often achieved by the means of an examination or test which is ‘…designed to differentiate between candidates on the basis of the breadth and depth of their learning.’ (Petty, 2004 pg 466). Summative assessment is also seen as formal testing of what has been learned in order to produce marks or grades which may be used for reports of various types. Research by the Assessment and Learning Research Synthesis Group has shown that the emphasis of formative assessment can help students to learn and be motivated to