Assessment for Learning


“Tools for Excellence” (brochures produced by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Assessment:
The collection of information about student learning for the purpose of making judgements about the progress/development of the learner and about learning activities.
Evaluation:

Comparing assessment information across time or against some standard to make a judgement or a decision.  Evaluation starts with assessing something.
Grade
:
A step or stage in a course or process; a letter, number, or other symbol indicating the relative quality of a student’s work in a course, examination, or special assignment; mark.
Grading
: Determines quality.
A test is a measurement of something learned.
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