Assessment for learning is becoming increasingly important. It plays a major role in how students learn, their motivation to learn and how teachers teach.
Clearly, the way that students learn is changing and it continues to do so. Schools are adopting new methods of discovery based, problem based and challenged based learning to engage learners and provide them with valuables 21st Century Skills.
Because of that, assessment procedures will have to support the next generation in acquiring the skills and values they will need to manage emerging global challenges, such as teamwork, problem-solving and the ability to manage their own learning. The challenge for assessment will be to reflect new emerging educational priorities.
So then, the emphasis has changed from assessing students purely to provide a tool to improve the whole learning experience.