Assessment must be central to classroom practice

The primary purpose of assessment is to improve students’ learning and teachers’ teaching as both student and teacher respond to the information that it provides. (page 39 new curriculum?)” cited p28 Narrative Assessment

Assessment must be central to classroom practice, focusing both on what students are learning and on how they learn.

Narrative assessments capture and document learning in authentic contexts. This documented learning is made visible to the writer and to the wider audience of those who are interested in the student’s learning.

When shared with students, narrative assessments create opportunities to strengthen learning relationships, foster motivation for learning, provide a basis for self-assessment, and lead to collaborative planning of further learning experiences. … Narrative assessments are an excellent means of personalising learning and celebrating diversity.” p28 Narrative Assessment


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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