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Assessment Reform Group

The Assessment Reform Group (ARG) has been at the forefront of challenging thinking and practice in relation to all aspects of assessment, including assessment for learning.  Its aim has been to ensure that assessment policy and practice at all levels takes account of relevant research evidence.  In pursuit of this aim the main targets for the Group’s activity have been policy-makers in government and its agencies.  It has also worked closely with teachers, teacher organisations and local authority staff to advance understanding of the roles, purposes and impacts of assessment.

While its work has now finished, its publications continue to provide ideas and insights central to the development of assessment practice.  The following publications from the Assessment Reform Group can be downloaded:

Assessment in schools: Fit for purpose? – a commentary on the current state of assessment from the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) and the Assessment Reform Group (ARG)

Assessment for Learning – 10 principles

Assessment for Learning – 10 principles (Welsh)

Assessment for Learning-Beyond the Black Box

Assessment for Learning – Beyond the Black Box (Chinese)

Changing Assessment Practice – ARIA

Changing Assessment Practice (Welsh)

Testing, Motivation and Learning

The role of teachers in the assessment of learning

The role of teachers in the assessment of learning (Welsh)

The role of teachers in the assessment of learning (Chinese)

The above publication was the outcome of the Assessment Systems for the Future Project.  For some of the working papers from this project see:

Assessment Systems for the Future Working Paper 1

Report of Professional Groups Conference June 2006

Report of Wales Conference June 2006

See also:

Assessment and Learning

Assessment of significant learning outcomes

Assessment Reform in Education

Presentation by Professor Wynne Harlen to the AAIA Assessment Systems for the Future Conference October 2006

Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education