D. Christodoulou, Making Good Progress? The future of Assessment for Learning


What does assessment mean to most of us?  It probably means:

  • Assessment for Learning
  • awarding levels and implementing markschemes that have been devised by someone else
  • Writing assessments intended to mimic those produced by exam boards in the hope that these will help prepare students for their GCSEs and A levels

Most of us probably share a frustration with markschemes and levels, and have a least some idea of the ways in which they are flawed.  What we haven’t thought about how to make an alternative system work.  Fortunately, in this book, Daisy has done the thinking for us, and we should be grateful for that because assessment is a vast and very complicated topic.  We need the cogent and insightful answers that Daisy has provided to the following questions:

  • How can we make assessment for learning successful?
  • Why do we need to use different tasks to assess formatively from…

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