Pupil Assessment in Citizenship Education: Purposes, practices and possibilities

David Kerr

07 April 2009

Can you assess pupils in citizenship education?

If yes, how can you do it effectively?

What are the challenges in developing pupil assessment in citizenship education?

Responding to a gap in knowledge and understanding about the purposes and current practices related to assessment in this area, NFER worked with a number of CIDREE organisations to answer these questions.

This report collects comparative information on current policies, purposes and practices in eight countries - England, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and highlights the emerging themes and challenges of assessing citizenship learning among pupils of all ages. The outcomes map the rapid and ongoing changes that have taken place, identify the key challenges that remain and highlight the possibilities for taking this area forward.

Download and view a summary report here