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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 ...

Reliability
Reliability

Reliability is analogous to what scientists call ‘replication’. A scientific experiment is regarded as reliable if it can be replicated giving the same results each time it is carried out. The extent to which an assessment task and process is deemed reliable is indicated by whether or not it would produce the same or very similar scores for the same students at different times in different places and regardless of who is marking ...

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