Using Assessment Information for Professional Learning

  • Helen Timperley
Part of the The Enabling Power of Assessment book series (EPAS, volume 1)


If assessment information is to enhance teaching and learning, many teachers will need to shift their focus about what it is telling them. Traditionally, assessment information is seen as being solely about students, their capabilities, what they know and do not know. The shift that is needed is to think of assessment information as reflecting the effectiveness of teaching; how well a particular concept has been taught or not taught and what it is that teachers need to learn for students to be more successful.


Student Learning Teaching Practice Pedagogical Content Knowledge Classroom Practice Professional Learning 
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Much of the work underpinning this paper was undertaken jointly with Associate Professor Judy Parr at the University of Auckland, with funding from the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The opinions expressed, however, are those of the author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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