Assessment for learning: more than a tool

Diana Baas

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


Primary educators are becoming increasingly interested in identifying the learning processes of their pupils using learning assessments instead of tests. A portfolio can be a useful tool for integrating this into educational practice. This dissertation found that integrating learning assessments into educational practice by accurately determining where pupils currently are in their learning process and by encouraging them to take the next step in their development contributes to their motivation and the degree to which they are capable of guiding their own learning process. We were not able to determine whether portfolios contribute to this as well.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Segers, Mien, Supervisor
  • Martens, Rob, Supervisor, External person
  • Castelijns, J.H.M., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Vermeulen, M., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date17 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • learning process
  • primary school

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