Key Concepts in Educational Assessment provides expert definitions and interpretations of common terms within the policy and practice of educational assessment. Concepts such as validity, assessment for learning, measurement, comparability and differentiation are discussed, and there is broad coverage of UK and international terminology. Drawing on the considerable expertise of the authors, the entries provide: - clear definitions; - accounts of the key issues; - authoritative and reliable information; - suggestions for further reading
Created to support students of education on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and established education professionals including those who are members of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), this book is an accessible guide for anyone engaged in educational assessment.
Tina Isaacs is Director of the MA in Educational Assessment at the Institute ...
Chapter 19: Fairness
The concept of fairness in assessment and any examinations system derives from two key principles: the first is that any assessment system itself is not subject to any form of bias relative to its candidates; and the second is that there is equity of access to whatever system and mode of assessment is on offer.
Historically, one of the original modes of assessment concentrated on a system of oral assessment that could be subject to social bias [Page 58](e.g. gender, ethnicity, religion, social class) through personal knowledge between the examiner and the candidate. This system was largely superseded ...