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.

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....

Read more

BBC News Education - Children born in the summer who are put in to ability streams when young can suffer educationally as a result, academics say. The Telegraph - Summer-born pupils 'being stuck in lowest ability sets'. Institute of Education, University of...

Read more

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....

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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....

Read more

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

Read more