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Judy Sebba

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Chapter 10: Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: The Experience of Selected OECD Countries

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Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: The Experience of Selected OECD Countries
Policy and practice in assessment for learning: The experience of selected OECD countries
JudySebba

Studies of assessment for learning in countries other than the USA or those in the UK potentially provide a rich and stimulating source of evidence for understanding practices in assessment for learning. This chapter, largely unchanged from the first edition, draws on illustrative case studies of practice from selected countries that participated in an Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development OECD study of formative assessment in 2005. Ball (1990) suggested that policies are pre-eminently statements about practice, intended to bring about solutions to problems identified by individual teachers and schools. Classroom practice can thus be seen as a key ...

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