Assessment for learning (AFL) is crucial because pupils need to demonstrate understanding before the teacher could teach a new concept. These assessments, which could be informal or formal, are used by teachers to determine:
- What stage of learning are the pupils are in?
- What are the resources for teaching & learning?
- How to design worksheet to assess pupils’ learning?
AFL could be used before or after a lesson. It is used before a lesson to find out pupils’ prior knowledge and used after to evaluate pupils’ learning.
Below are some links to understand more about Assessment for learning (AFL).
- The features, strategies and principles underpinning assessment for learning form the basis of this review.
- Dylan William (Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, Institute of Education, University of London) gave a talk on “Assessment for Learning: why, what and how” at the Cambridge Assessment Network Conference on 15 September 2006 at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Edited transcript of the talk
- This slides show 70 different activities, ideas or tools based around assessment for learning, with each comes with a description and a pretty picture.
- An example of a teacher using some techniques of AFL in a lesson