Open Education Handbook/Open Assessment

Open assessment is the process of making assessment of students work open and driven by community rather than closed and proprietary. It is also used as an umbrella term for describing models used to recognise informal learning.

In Open Learning – Open Assessment?! the ideas of formal assessment and open assessment are contrasted. Open assessment takes the form of:

  • Formative Assessments
  • Assessment for learning
  • Assessment as learning
  • Assessment for growth and development (transforming learning)
  • Assessment of competences
  • Performance, portfolios E-Assessment

It can also consider prior learning (RPL), prior learning assessment (PLA), or prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).

Open badges can be seen as accreditation related to open assessment.

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