The Principles of Assessment

The assessment principles have been informed by the most recent research into best practice in assessment and the impact of assessment in improving student learning. All schools are required to consider the Principles of Assessment when developing school-based curriculum and assessment policies. The Principles of Assessment are:

  1. Assessment should be an integral part of teaching and learning

  2. Assessment should be educative

  3. Assessment should be fair

  4. Assessments should be designed to meet their specific purposes

  5. Assessment should lead to informative reporting

  6. Assessment should lead to school-wide evaluation processes

For further information visit the Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment page of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

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