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 4: Assessment of Learning
Assessment of Learning
It has been traditional in most countries for assessment to be closely associated in the minds of policy makers, parents, teachers and students with the idea of summative assessment - the process of measuring students' learning at a set point in time against a set of standards. The most commonly used summative assessment instruments are tests and examinations, but this narrows the range of possibilities. Teacher judgements on ...