Testing and Motivation for Learning

  title={Testing and Motivation for Learning},
  author={W. Harlen and R. Deakin Crick},
  journal={Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice},
  pages={169 - 207}
  • W. Harlen, R. Deakin Crick
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
  • This paper presents the procedures and findings of a systematic review of research on the impact of testing on students' motivation for learning. The review was undertaken to provide evidence in relation to claims that, on the one hand, testing raises standards and, on the other, that testing, particularly in high stakes contexts, has a negative impact on motivation for learning that militates against preparation for lifelong learning. Motivation is considered as a complex concept, closely… CONTINUE READING


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