ISBN No. 9780415453134
No.of pages 200
Assessment is inextricably linked with learning and teaching, and its profile in British schools has never been higher. Recently the value and importance of formative assessment in supporting learning and teaching has also become widely recognised. Although assessment is a prime concern of anyone involved in education it remains a highly complex field where much controversy and misunderstanding abounds. This book explores the values, principles, research and theories that underpin our understanding and practice of assessment. It also provides practical suggestions and examples, and addresses some key points about the future development of assessment. This book makes accessible complex but crucial ideas and issues, so that teachers can be more confident and proactive in shaping assessment in their classrooms, in ways that support learning and avoid unintentional harmful consequences.
Table of contents1. Introduction Sue Swaffield 2. Assessment and values Mary-Jane Drummond 3. Assessment and learning Mary James 4. Assessment, agency and resourcefulness Margaret Carr 5. Assessment for Learning: Questioning and dialogue Jeremy Hodgen and Mary Webb 6. Assessment for Learning: Feedback and marking Sue Swaffield 7. Assessment as Learning: Making learning visible to students Lorna Earl and Steven Katz 8. Understanding and using assessment data Pete Dudley and Sue Swaffield 9. Quality in assessment Dylan Wiliam 10. Trusting teachers' judgements Wynne Harlen 11. Assessment, learning and technology Martin Ripley
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