Assessment for Education
Standards, Judgement and Moderation
- Valentina Klenowski - Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Claire Wyatt-Smith - Australian Catholic University, Australia
Educational Policy | Tests & Measurement
- Professor Mary James, University of Cambridge, President, British Educational Research Association
'Highly readable and thoroughly researched, this call for a new vision of education deserves to be ready by all those who share the concern to shape today's assessment practices to meet the needs of tomorrow's society.'
- Professor Patricia Broadfoot, CBE, University of Bristol
Do you need a practical guide to assessment, curriculum and policy? Are you also looking for a book that is firmly grounded in theory and professional practice?
This book makes assessment processes transparent for practitioners, and shows how assessment should align with curriculum and teaching for success in education. The book will show you how practitioner use of achievement standards can improve learning, equity, social justice and accountability.
Inside this book, you will learn about:
- Quality assessment and judgement practice
- Relationships across curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning
- Front-ending assessment based on the learner's needs
- Practitioner judgement approaches and standards
- The conditions under which teacher assessment can be valid
- Principles derived from research of social moderation practices
Assessment for Education is the perfect guide for students, researchers, academics and teaches, and anyone working in curriculum and assessment policy.
An essential book for Educators of assessment, Highly recommended
An excellent book which is ideal for learners on a range of education and training courses.
Essential information applicable to course content
This book provided sound rationale on why things are what they are, however, I was hoping for more guidance on how to change things.
Interesting to me as a tutor with an interest in assessment. too complex and theoretical for my students in the context of this course. Better suited for masters level study of assessment rather than developing understanding of trainee teachers.
Good reading resources for post reg students.
Slightly too challenging for undergraduate students
Recommended for people doing MA or PhD research in the topic of assessment. The level of research is beyond the scope of Initial teacher Training course for which I evaluated it. But it makes a good case for the need for formative assessment and shows how hallow the exam-based systems have become.
Unfortunately, whilst there was a good deal of information in this book it was not specific enough for our needs.
Excellent book,especially chapter 6: How teachers can use standards to improve student learning.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Assessment for Education - Web Extras
Chapter One: The transformation of assessment