Introduction to Assessment for Learning

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The initiative in Assessment for Learning (AfL) arose out of the consultations around the junior cycle review, during which it became clear that assessment had been a neglected area in the professional and in-career development of teachers. While expertise in preparing students for state examinations is a recognised strength of our education system, one of the challenges is to apply this expertise, together with new understandings of how students learn, to everyday assessment practice in classrooms and in schools.

All teachers engage in assessment as part of their everyday work, and it is important that they are given assistance so that this assessment can support learning in the best possible manner. These web pages are designed to provide information and support for teachers and schools who wish to expand their 'assessment toolkit' by exploring the potential of classroom-based assessment to improve students' motivation and learning.


Assessment for Learning Information Leaflet
Interim report on AfL development initiative in post-primary schools
Final report on AfL developmental initiative in post-primary schools
Transition units; Article from info@ncca (September 2008)
Assessment in primary schools; Article from info@ncca (January 2008)
Assessment for learning; Article from info@ncca (April 2007)
Assessment for learning; Article from info@ncca (January 2007)
Popping the question; Article from info@ncca (September 2006)
What is standard; Article from info@ncca (January 2006)
More than exams; Article from info@ncca (September 2005)

Related links

Assessment is for Learning
Learning and Teaching Scotland's assessment for learning site.