Assessment and Learning

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John Gardner
SAGE, Dec 7, 2011 - Education - 312 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Purposes and Practice
9
2 Assessment for Learning in the Classroom
11
3 Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning
33
Scaling Up Professional Development for Formative Assessment
49
Challenges for Assessment
72
6 On the Relationship Between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes
87
7 Quality Assessment Practice
103
Part 3 Theory
185
Problems and Possibilities
187
13 Developing a Theory of Formative Assessment
206
Part 4 Validity and Reliability
231
14 Validity in Formative Assessment
233
15 The Reliability of Assessments
243
16 Validity Purpose and the Recycling of Results from Educational Assessments
264
Concluding Remarks
277

Part 2 Impact
123
The Learners Perspective
125
A SocioCultural Understanding of Tensions in Vocational Education
140
The Experience of Selected OECD Countries
157
11 The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning
171
A Compelling Conceptualization
279
Name Index
287
Subject Index
290
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Professor John Gardner (PhD  MSc  PGCE  BSc  FBCS  CITP  CEng  AcSS FCIEA) is Deputy Principal (Education and Students) at the University of Stirling. His main research and teaching interests include policy and practice in all sectors of education, particularly in relation to assessment and information technology.He has over 120 academic publications and has authored or co-authored seven books, the most recent being: Assessment and Learning (2012, Sage), Developing Teacher Assessment (2010, McGraw-Hill/Open University) and The Classroom X-Factor (2011, Routledge). 

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