9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

These principles provide information on best practices in assessment as well as information on how to make assessment the most effective.
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Author(s): 
American Association of Higher Education
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
American Association of Higher Education
Published: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
3
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Required Training: 

Training would not be required to understand the principles in this resource; a limited amount of information is included on making assessment effective. However, background in philosophy of education and assessment are necessary to fully employ the principles; employing such principles seamlessly would take some practice; this is a valuable resource for teachers in training as well as for veteran teachers wishing to improve their practice.

Abstract: 

Rationale for employing fair assessment practices; indicates generally how each principle should be applied.

These principles provide information on best practices in assessment as well as information on how to make assessment the most effective.

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