I thought I’d quoted this one before but it seems not. I can remember reading this for the first time, perhaps 5 years ago, and being amazed that it was written as long ago as 1995. The whole chapter feels very modern – or perhaps we are just slow to learn.
Students can, with difficulty, escape from the effects of poor teaching, they cannot (by definition if they want to graduate) escape the effects of poor assessment.
Boud, D (1995) Assessment and learning: contradictory or complementary? In P. Knight (ed) Assessment for learning in higher education. Kogan Page in association with SEDA. pg 35.