assessment that is accompanied by a number or letter grade (summative) compares one student's achievement with standards; results can be communicated to the student and parents; occurs at the end of the learning unit; Evaluation. judgement made on the basis of a student's performance; Diagnostic assessment (now referred to more often as "pre-assessment") the … This typology is based on Diana Laurillard's work at the Institute of Education, and we've taken these on as the basis of Arena Blended Connected Learning Design workshops that Digital Education Advisory team run with teaching teams in different departments - more about those on ABC LD blog. Assessment of learning.