Using Assessment Evidence to Inform Teaching and Learning - GCEASLUAE

This unit of study focuses on the uses of assessment evidence in teaching and learning cycles, with a particular emphasis on using collected data to inform teaching practices and learning decisions.

By examining research related to the effective use of assessment information, and identifying the important role of accurate, constructive and timely two-way feedback in the teaching and learning cycle, participants will increase their ability to successfully monitor and report on student progress. Participants will improve their capabilities in identifying the next steps in student learning and develop skills to construct programs that monitor learning progress and provide appropriate feedback, while helping to extend their own overall capacity as teaching and learning professionals.

Unit content

  • Using assessment conclusions as starting points for action
  • Monitoring learning progress
  • Creating a learning culture
  • The importance of feedback
  • Supporting students to monitor their own learning


Assessment 1

Artefact (1) 
(20% weighting)

Assessment 2

Peer Assessment
(15% weighting)

Assessment 3

Portfolio (4 artefacts)
(65% weighting)

* Weighting may be adjusted to equivalent levels dependent on the requirements of the Assessment.

Unit outcomes

Students will develop knowledge of:

  • research based ideas related to the effective use of assessment information to inform teaching practice;
  • the importance of accurate, constructive and timely two-way feedback in the teaching and learning cycle; and
  • the importance of building student self assessment and peer assessment capability.

Students will develop expertise in:

  • using evidence to inform teaching and learning decisions;
  • monitoring and reporting on student progress to identify next steps in learning;
  • integrating timely and constructive feedback in teaching and learning programs; and
  • providing evidence of students' self assessment and peer assessment.