Themes of Assessment
Assessment should focus on improving student learning;
The focus of assessment should not be limited to the classroom, but include the wide range of processes that influence learning;
Assessment is a process embedded within larger systems;
Assessment should focus collective attention and create linkages and enhance coherence within and across the curriculum; and
Tension between assessment for improvement and assessment for accountability must be managed.
(Thomas A. Angelo, AAHE Bulletin, April 1995, p.11)