Assessment Resource Kit

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Academic achievement, Achievement rating, Developmental stages, Estimation (Mathematics), Monitoring (Assessment), Recordkeeping, Reporting (Student achievement), Student assessment, Evaluation methods


This project was supported by a grant under the Curriculum Development Projects Program from the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training.


Developmental assessment is the process of monitoring a student's progress through an area of learning so that decisions can be made about the best ways to facilitate further learning. Developmental assessment uses a progress map or continuum that describes the nature of development or progress or growth in an area of learning and so provides a frame of reference for monitoring individual development. Progress is monitored in much the same way as a child's physical growth is monitored: from time to time an estimate is made of a student's location on a developmental continuum, and changes in location provide measures of growth over time. This issue of the Assessment Resource Kit (ARK) magazine series contains six articles: 1. What is Developmental Assessment? 2. Progress Maps; 3. Assessment methods; 4. Judging and recording; 5. Estimating attainment; 6. Reporting.

Recommended Citation

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

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Camberwell, Victoria


Australian Council for Educational Research



Developmental assessment: Assessment Resource Kit

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