Assessment Resource Kit

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Educational assessment, Measurement, Testing, Secondary education, Assessment Resource Kit (ARK)


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


Products are items which students make, usually in technology and the visual arts. Examples include items of food and clothing, pieces of artwork (drawings, paintings, sculptures) and articles made of wood, metal, plastics and ceramics. Product assessment is the assessment of students' mastery of the processes and tools required to make products (for example, design and production processes) and the assessment of the practical and/ or aesthetic qualities of the items students make. This is a guide to assessing student products in the technology and visual arts curriculum. It is an issue in the Assessment Resource Kit (ARK) magazine series and contains five articles: 1. What is product assessment? 2. Assembling evidence; 3. Judging and recording evidence; 4. Estimating attainment and reporting; 5. Designing product assessments.

Recommended Citation

Forster, M., & Masters, G. (1998). Products: Assessment Resource Kit. Australian Council for Educational Research.

Place of Publication

Camberwell, Melbourne


Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd





Products: Assessment Resource Kit

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