Testing, Friend Or Foe?: The Theory and Practice of Assessment and Testing

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 173 pages
Owing to daily work pressures and concerns, many teachers have little opportunity for considering and furthering their understanding of different issues surrounding assessment. Written in a user-friendly, jargon-free style, this text provides the reader with points of growth or change in the field of assessment. Each chapter in the text ends with a section on questions/exercises and further reading.
 

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Contents

History
7
Purposes
24
Confidence in Assessment Reliability and Validity
37
Conclusion
53
Criterion referencing
62
Aggregation profiles and progression
70
What makes assessment results meaningful?
77
Closed response
83
Teachers Roles in Assessment and Testing
104
Present practice
111
Summative assessment by teachers
117
Summary
123
Pupils expectations
129
Certification and Accountability
139
Conclusions
154
A Little Statistics
160

Planning and assembling a test
92
Survey approaches
98

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