Assessing Learning

Heidi Andrade, Kristen Huff, and Georgia Brooke

Student-centered assessment is a vital part of student-centered learning approaches. This paper examines the defining qualities of student-centered assessment and underscores the importance of student-centered assessment as part of a balanced system of formative, interim, and summative assessments.

Testing at its best actively engages students in the regulation of their own learning when they themselves determine the gaps in their knowledge and make plans for filling in those gaps.