New developments in the assessment of learning: where are we?

Carmen Vizcarro, Hans Vos

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    The context in which recent developments in the assessment of learning have evolved is analysed. Performance assessment principles and classical theories in the assessment of learning are reviewed, compared and their strengths and weaknesses evaluated. Current trends in further developments in the assessment field are mentioned along with the possibilities offered by new technical improvements. The papers in this special issue are included as illustrations of the above-mentioned developments. To close the paper, some conclusions are drawn emphasising further research required to achieve sounder assessment practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-30
    Number of pages30
    JournalInternational journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Assessment of learning
    • Performance assessment
    • Psychometric theories
    • Reliability
    • Validity

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