This qualitative study explored how using effective assessment can engage learners and motivate student learning in the Dehradun, Noida, Delhi, and Trivandrum regions in India. The study randomly sampled 26 teachers from six private schools. Private schools were used in this study since such schools allot substantial funds to support ongoing professional development. Four core themes were identified from this study. The implications derived from this study suggest that educational leaders, stakeholders, and teachers can help improve student motivation in the classroom if they involve students in assessment practices. This study provides a clear understanding of reasons why assessment can benefit learners by helping them feel motivated to learn.


This article appears in the v32 Jun 2017 issue of the journal, an editorial error sites v31 Jun 2017.

Article also available on the publisher's site: http://www.aabri.com/rhej.html