Welcome to the ARIA Project website


Project background

Changing Assessment Practice Pamphlet - launched April 2008


Across the UK, various projects have considered how to engage teachers in both formative assessment (where the assessment is integrated into classroom teaching specifically for supporting learning) and summative assessment (where teachers make dependable assessments of pupils’ learning for reporting to the pupils or other stakeholders).

ARIA is a Nuffield-funded project that seeks to explore these projects to help develop our understanding of assessment involving teachers: how it can be made more dependable, how it can be disseminated more widely and how it can be successfully and appropriately developed to improve learning for pupils at classroom, school and system level.

ARIA's Core Group

Photo: ARIA's core group, from left to right, Louise Hayward, Gordon Stobart, Wynne Harlen and John Gardner (principal investigator).

For a copy of the project leaflet please click here.








Contact: John Gardner
Tel: (44) 028 90975017
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