Formative Classroom Assessment

Note: This subject has been replaced by EDU517 from Semester 1 2024 onwards.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU516
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Formative Classroom Assessment

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Summarise and critique distinctive elements and strategies that are associated with formative assessment practices;
  2. Justify the intentional inclusion of formative assessment approaches with reference to school context and a biblical worldview;
  3. Test formative assessment approaches in their classes;
  4. Modify current assessment practice by incorporating new formative approaches and discuss with reference to theory the likely impact on student learning;
  5. Devise an approach to formative assessment that recognises student diversity.

Subject Content

  1. Perspectives on Assessment: Views of theorists and stakeholders
  2. Assessments, Tests, Records and Reports: A review of common assessment practices
  3. Assessment for, of and as Learning: Distinguishing between assessment purposes
  4. The Assessment for Learning Movement: Formative approaches to assessment
  5. Embracing Technology: Using technology for student assessment
  6. Celebrating Diversity: Fair and equitable assessment for all students
  7. Designing and Selecting Assessment Strategies: Planning for assessment
  8. Reporting of student achievement: Sharing assessment information with stakeholders
  9. Assessment in a Christian school community: Summary and significance of using formative assessment collaboratively as Christian teachers

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

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Assessment Methods

  • Essay (25%)
  • Formative Assessment Trial and Outcome Report (25%)
  • Essay and Assessment Schedule (50%)

Prescribed Text

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