Assessment of Learning

Pupils’ attainment and progress is summarised periodically in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes. This part of the site contains information and links relating to both statutory assessments (in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and non-statutory summative assessment processes.

OECD - How can assessment and evaluation policies work together more effectively to improve student outcomes in primary and secondary schools?  This report provides an international comparative analysis and policy advice to countries on how evaluation and assessment arrangements can...

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Institute of Fiscal Studies - Previous research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that children born at the start of the academic year achieve better exam results, on average, than children born at the end of the...

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The Telegraph - Children attending village schools in Britain are outperforming their inner-city peers despite a clear “urban advantage” elsewhere in the western world, according to international research....

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Summer-born hit by school streaming...

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The Telegraph - Pupils perform better in tests if they are told the exercise is to help them learn rather than to rank them against their classmates, according to a new study....

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National Academies Press - This book reviews and synthesizes relevant research from economics, psychology, education, and related fields about how incentives work in educational accountability systems. It helps identify circumstances in which test-based incentives may have a positive or a...

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The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) conducts systematic reviews of research evidence across a range of topic areas. Some of its reports relating to assessment are: A systematic review of the evidence of reliability and validity...

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Dylan Wiliam's website - including papers, publications, presentations and blog. Some papers by Dylan Wiliam: The meaning and consequences of educational assessment (conference presentation) - a keynote speech by Dylan Wiliam at the 2001 AAIA Conference raised some fundamental questions about educational...

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Assessment for learning booklets - follow this link to order Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam’s original booklet 'Inside the Black Box' and subsequent booklets exploring assessment for learning in specific subjects and in the primary classroom....

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Shirley Clarke Education - follow this link for Shirley Clarke's site containing details of courses, publications and other  information....

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