Assessment and Learning
SAGE, Dec 7, 2011 - Education - 312 pages
Assessment and Learning places learning at the centre of our concerns and explicitly underscores the importance of assessment in that learning.
This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners.
With a strong list of existing and new contributors, this second edition has been updated to include the latest work on assessment. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features:
- New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning and the influence of assessment on how we value learning
- Teacher-friendly assessment topics
- Practical examples and chapter summaries throughout
This book is useful to teacher educators and researchers on postgraduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.
John Gardner is a professor of education at Queens University Belfast, and President of the British Educational Research Association.
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3 Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning
Scaling Up Professional Development for Formative Assessment
Challenges for Assessment
6 On the Relationship Between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes
7 Quality Assessment Practice
Part 3 Theory
Problems and Possibilities
13 Developing a Theory of Formative Assessment
Part 4 Validity and Reliability
14 Validity in Formative Assessment
15 The Reliability of Assessments
16 Validity Purpose and the Recycling of Results from Educational Assessments
Part 2 Impact
The Learners Perspective
A SocioCultural Understanding of Tensions in Vocational Education
The Experience of Selected OECD Countries
11 The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning