Assessment as learning
The UK Jisc has also recently identified another purpose of assessment – assessment as learning. Here, the main purpose of the assessment process is to provide learning opportunities for learners. Assessment as learning is a learning experience where the formative and summative elements work well together. Tasks appear relevant, students can see what they have gained by undertaking the activity, they feel involved in a dialogue about standards and evidence and the continuous development approach helps with issues of stress and workload for staff and students.
This may become more important as personalised assessment (where the difficulty of the assessment activities is automatically calibrated against the learner’s competence and performance) is integrated within online learning systems.
Jisc (2022) Principles of good assessment and feedback, https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/principles-of-good-assessment-and-feedback