Assessment Principles


Assessment is inseparable from teaching, and the quality of the latter is - in many ways - dependent on the quality of information derived from the former. Assessment, as Dylan Wiliam says, is the bridge between teaching and learning.

Our assessments play a vital role in forming this bridge between teaching and learning but, of course, they are part of a broader assessment framework. Therefore, it is important to consider their value and purpose within your context, your curriculum, and your teaching and learning approach. 

That’s why we have teamed up with Evidence Based Education (EBE) to produce three videos that set the context for your use of the powerful information our assessments can provide. Anyone interested in obtaining a grounding in evidence-based assessment principles and support to put them into practice, should take a look at EBE’s Assessment Lead Programme (for Middle and Senior Leaders) and Assessment Essentials (for Classroom Teachers).