Assessment of Learning
- Wynne Harlen - Bristol University, UK
Classroom/Student Assessment | Tests & Measurement
The pros and cons of using tests and examinations and alternatives based on the judgments of teachers are considered in terms of four key criteria: validity, reliability, impact and required resources. Evidence from research and examples of current practice in different countries within and outside the UK support the case for making more and better use of teachers' judgments in assessment of learning. In this way assessment of learning (summative assessment) can be compatible with assessment for learning (formative assessment).
This book has been added to the reading list for two modules.
Prof Harlen's work is highly regarded in international circles. This book, a review of available material in this fast developing field, is strongly recommended.
informative and useful