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Chapter 1: The Transformation of Assessment
The Transformation of Assessment
This book presents the case that intelligent accountability (O'Neill, 2002) involves high-quality assessment that can be inclusive of, but not restricted to, examinations. Our argument is two-pronged: first, high-quality assessment requires teachers to have well-developed assessment literacies and, second, teachers are central in creating much-needed assessment reform.
In taking up this case we aim to bring together the trilogy of standards, teacher judgement and moderation. Historically, these have been presented in the main as separate rather than intersecting fields. We bring them together in order to present new perspectives on quality assessment practice. In the chapters that follow, readers will encounter concepts traditionally associated with assessment, including validity and reliability, as well as new understandings about the global ...