James McConville: Applauding Assessment for Learning:
"5 principles of assessment:1. “The provision of effective feedback to students2. The active involvement of students in their own learning3. Adjusting teaching to take account of the results of assessment4. Recognition of the profound influence assessment has on the motivation and self-esteem of pupils, both of which are crucial influences on learning5. The need for students to be able to assess themselves and understand how to improve”"