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 43: Vocational Assessment
[Page 142]Vocational assessment is applied in a variety of contexts ranging from school to work. It also applies to occupational tools and processes that support clients with special educational needs and disabilities. Debra Perry (2011: 1) defines vocational assessment as ‘the process of determining an individual's interests, abilities and aptitudes and skills to identify vocational strengths, needs and career potential. Vocational assessment may use a variety of standardized techniques (e.g. tests) or non-standardized approaches (e.g. interviews, observing people). Vocational assessment ...