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 of Education, London.
Catherine Zara was most recently Director of the MA in Educational Assessment and Director of the BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education and Training at the University of Warwick.
Graham Herbert was most recently Director of the CIEA.
Steve J. Coombs is Head of Department for Continuing Professional Development at Bath Spa University, which offers an MA in Educational Assessment.
Charles Smith is senior lecturer in economics and education at Swansea Metropolitan University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Chapter 11: Coursework
Coursework is generally understood as a task or activity where work is assigned by a teacher or instructor, completed by the student during the course of study, within a set timescale and assessed as part of [Page 38]the entire course. Coursework is usually assessed as part of the student's grade in the course and is associated with continuous assessment as a means of delivering a student-centred curriculum. This can occur as a mix of oral and peer assessment as well as written work or group tasks linked to an awarding organisation's controlled assessment task. A controlled assessment task is one where the student carries out the work, but, for part of ...