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 20: Feedback
One way of conceptualising feedback in education is to view it as a stimulus that elicits a response, such as constructive comment on the strengths and weaknesses of a student's work on an assessment task. Feedback achieves its purpose only if it brings about a modification in the student's future learning behaviour and/or the teacher's teaching content or style. In nature, feedback is always a two-way process, something which is often forgotten in man-made systems such as educational assessment, where participants occupying positions in the upper levels of a ...