The National Forum facilitated a sectoral focus, called an enhancement theme, on Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning in 2016-2018. The enhancement theme helped to focus expertise and attention on assessment and feedback, an issue of real interest and importance to teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The ultimate aim of the enhancement theme was to ensure that Ireland adopts and promotes innovative, engaging, collaborative, learner-oriented and integrated approaches to assessment that take account of the complex dynamics and requirements of higher education.
Much progress has been made through the gathering of evidence, the building of capacity and the sharing of good practice. A national understanding of Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning was developed, along with a set of principles to underpin assessment in Irish higher education and supporting resources.