Welcome to the Curriculum & Leadership Journal website.
To receive our fortnightly Email Alert,
please click on the blue menu item below.
Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
Follow us on twitter


Using student assessment for professional learning


The principles and practices of formative assessment are widely used to improve the learning outcomes of students. Students' learning may also be improved when these same principles and practices are used to guide their teachers' professional learning. This article has been adapted from the paper Using student assessment for professional learning: focusing on student outcomes to identify teachers' needs, commissioned and published by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The paper sets out a model for teacher professional learning, in which teachers conduct a cycle of inquiry that combines formative assessment of their students' work with the pursuit of their own professional development.


Subject Headings

Teaching and learning
Professional development
Assessment for learning (formative assessment)