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 26: Ipsative Assessment
The core purpose of ipsative, or self-referenced, assessment in educational contexts is to measure or track the progress of the individual by comparing his or her performance, or scores, against his or her own previous performances or scores. The ‘personal best’ performance is denoted as the standard against which the outcome is judged without any reference to the ...