Assessment Resource Kit

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Competency based assessment, Estimation (Mathematics), Monitoring (Assessment), Reporting (Student achievement), Student assessment, Student projects, Evaluation methods, Assessment Resource Kit (ARK), Comparability (Student assessment)


Project supported by a grant under the Curriculum Development Projects Program from the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs.


Projects are extended pieces of work completed over a period of time. They are investigations which involve the collection, organisation, evaluation, and presentation of material or data. Projects are usually completed by individuals or small groups of students with the teacher acting as supervisor. This issue of the Assessment Resource Kit (ARK) magazine series is intended to give teachers a deeper understanding of how to assess student projects. Topics covered in the five articles include: what is project assessment, ways of assessing the process of project work, ways of assessing the end products of project work, comparing student projects and finally designing student assessments.

Recommended Citation

Forster, M., & Masters, G. (1996). Projects: Assessment Resource Kit. Australian Council for Educational Research.

Place of Publication

Camberwell, Melbourne


The Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd.



Projects: Assessment Resource Kit

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