Assessment and Learning places learning at the centre of our concerns and explicitly underscores the importance of assessment in that learning. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of assessment that is used to support learning, practice-based theory on assessment for learning, and formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners. Readers will find research-informed insights from a wide variety of international contexts. It features: New chapters on e-assessment, the learner's perspective on assessment and learning and the influence of assessment on how we value learning; Teacher-friendly assessment topics; Practical examples and chapter summaries throughout; This book is useful to teacher educators and researchers on graduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.

Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: The Experience of Selected OECD Countries

Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: The Experience of Selected OECD Countries

Policy and practice in assessment for learning: The experience of selected OECD countries

Studies of assessment for learning in countries other than the USA or those in the UK potentially provide a rich and stimulating source of evidence for understanding practices in assessment for learning. This chapter, largely unchanged from the first edition, draws on illustrative case studies of practice from selected countries that participated in an Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development OECD study of formative assessment in 2005. Ball (1990) suggested that policies are pre-eminently statements about practice, intended to bring about solutions to problems identified by individual teachers and schools. Classroom practice can thus be seen as a key ...

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