Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme 2016-18

Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme 2016-18

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National Forum

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Teaching & Learning

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Assessment & Feedback, National Forum Insights

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Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme 2016-18

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This Forum Insight summarises both the substantive work that has been carried out by the Forum in conjunction with the Sector since 2016 under the Enhancement Theme and the eight Assessment & Feedback Principles that emerged from close collaboration with the sector.

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