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.

Quality Assessment Practice

Quality assessment practice

The Pursuit of Consensus on the Quality and Purposes of Assessment

Assessment is a hot topic in academic circles and across the entire educational spectrum: in schools and classrooms, in local authorities and in the corridors of government. The discourse is often focused on process and outcome matters such as workload issues in schools, results of national and international tests and standards of performance across schools. There are also ongoing debates about the purposes of assessment or, from another perspective, the uses to which assessment information is put. Its relationship to curriculum and pedagogy, in the triangle of key education concepts, waxes and wanes in importance but assessment itself is rarely out of the limelight even when curriculum grabs the lead. ...

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