International trends in the implementation of assessment for learning: Implications for policy and practice

Menucha Birenbaum, Christopher DeLuca, Lorna Earl, Margaret Heritage, Val Klenowski, Anne Looney, Kari Smith, Helen Timperley, Louis Volante*, Claire Wyatt-Smith

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Abstract

This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy directions for AfL within their respective countries. The authors also discuss the implications of these various shifts and the ongoing tensions that exist between AfL and summative forms of assessment within national policy initiatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-140
Number of pages24
JournalPolicy Futures in Education
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Assessment for learning
  • Educational policy
  • International trends

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