Assessment in Teacher Education North and South (ATENS)

  • Explore the nature and conduct of school-based work assessments within a sample of Primary and Post-Primary Initial Teacher Education degree courses drawn from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Investigate the links between various school-based assessment techniques and subsequent planning, teaching and learning at degree and post-graduate diploma level.
  • Examine the extent to which these various methods of assessment of the school-based work element are found to be satisfactory in the opinions of a selection of stake-holders and end-users.
  • Situate and critically discuss the findings with reference to current thinking, including formative assessment.