​​​​​​​​Black, Paul and Wiliam, Dylan  2003,  In praise of educational research: formative assessment Rationale

This paper reflects upon the impact of the 1998 Dylan and Wiliam paper Inside the black box and discusses issues arising out of its implementation.

Chappuis, Jan 2012, How Am I Doing?

This article discusses features of effective feedback with a focus on younger learners and offers succinct advice on how to put it into practice.

DEECD 2011, Assessment in online learning environments

This publication discusses research on the differing ways in which digital assessment tools can be utilised in the ongoing teaching and learning cycle and how they can improve the quality and variety of evidence obtained for feedback.

Dumont, H, Istance, D and Benavides, F 2012, The nature of learning: using research to inspire practice

This publication summarises the findings of an OECD project into the nature of learning required for the knowledge economy and how assessment is an essential element.​

Hattie, John 2003, Formative and summative interpretations of assessment information

This paper discusses the use formative and summative  assessment and is by John Hattie, a preeminent and influential thinker in the area.  ​

Leahy, Siobhan, Lyon, Christine, Thompson, Marnie and Wiliam, Dylan 2005, Classroom Assessment: Minute by Minute, Day by Day

This article discusses five strategies that are key parts of ongoing assessment and provide examples of how teachers have implemented them.​

Masters, Geoff N 2013, Reforming Educational Assessment: Imperatives, principles and challenges

This paper discusses the current challenges faced by educational assessment  and presents the case for using assessment not to judge mastery of content but to understand what knowledge, skills and understandings the student has developed at a point in time.​

Newton, Paul E 2007 Clarifying the purposes of educational assessment

Fit-for-purpose is an often used phrase when discussing assessment. This paper comprehensively addresses the fundamental concept of purpose in assessment ​

OECD 2013,  Synergies for better learning: an international perspective on evaluation and assessment

This publication provides a comprehensive and coherent overview of student assessment, teacher appraisal, leader appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation can work together enhance learning.

Pendergrass, Emily 2013, Differentiation: It starts with Pre-Assessment

This article discusses a classroom method whereby a teacher starts by determining where the students are at in their learning to organise the next steps of the learning process.​

Rudner, L. and Schafer, W 2002 What teachers need to know about assessment

This paper provides technical descriptions of common and essential assessment concepts in a manner targeted at the teaching practitioner.​ 

Spiller, Dorothy 2009, Assessment: Feedback to promote student learning

This paper discusses some of the issues involved in the implementation of the feedback process. ​

Spiller, Dorothy 2012, Assessment Matters: Self-Assessment and Peer Assessment

This paper discusses the role of self-assessment and peer assessment in on-going learning.

Stacey, Kaye and Steinle, Vicki, 2006,   A case of the inapplicability of the Rasch model: mapping conceptual learning 

Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking (SMART) assessments are used by schools throughout Victoria to assess where students are in their mathematics learning. This paper presents some of the thinking that underpins these innovative assessments. ​

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority 2013, Report on the Assessment for Learning and Development Project 2012

This report provides a detailed summary of the Assessment for Learning and Development (ALD) Project 2012. The Report describes the model of professional learning, the findings from the specific focus on assessment for learning and development, and the impact of this professional learning on assessment observations and practice that contribute to children's learning and development.​

Wiliam, Dylan 2010, The role of formative assessment in effective learning environments

This chapter discusses the role of formative assessment in improving the quality of teacher decision-making.