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Assessment and Learning

Second Edition
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December 2011 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

With a strong list of existing and new contributors, this second edition has been updated to include the latest work on assessment. 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 postgraduate courses in education, teaching, learning and assessment.

John Gardner is a professor of education at Queens University Belfast, and President of the British Educational Research Association.

John Gardner
Assesment and Learning: Introduction
 
PART ONE: PURPOSES AND PRACTICE
Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam
Assessment for Learning in the Classroom
Dave Pedder and Mary James
Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning
Siobhan Leahy & Dylan Wiliam
From Teachers to Schools: Scaling up Professional Development for Formative Assessment
Richard Daugherty, Paul Black, Kathryn Ecclestone, Mary James & Paul Newton
Alternative Perspectives on Learning Outcomes: Challenges for Assessment
Wynne Harlen
On the Relationship between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes
John Gardner
Quality Assessment Practice
 
PART TWO: IMPACT
Louise Hayward
Assessment and Learning: the Learner's Perspective
Kathryn Ecclestone
Instrumentalism and Achievement: A Sociocultural Understanding of Tensions in Vocational Education
Judy Sebba
Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: The Experience of Selected OECD Countries
Wynne Harlen
The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning
 
PART THREE: THEORY
Mary James, with Jenny Lewis
Assessment in Harmony with Our Understanding of Learning: Problems and Possibilities
Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam
Developing a Theory of Formative Assessment
 
PART FOUR: VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY
Gordon Stobart
Validity in Formative Assessment
Paul Black & Dylan Wiliam
The Reliability of Assessments
Paul Newton
Validity, Purpose and the Recycling of Results from Educational Assessments
 
Concluding Remarks
John Gardner
Assessment for Learning: A Compelling Conceptualization

Exploration of subject in significant depth with valuable further sources identified in comprehensive reference lists.

Mrs Maria Robinson
HE Early Years, Carshalton College
June 19, 2014

Good consolidation of idears and theory of practice.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
October 1, 2013

Very useful in all areas of the curriculum - especially within professional studies.

Mrs Eleri Davies
School of Education, Bangor University
July 9, 2013

A very informative and reflective guide for post graduate trainee teachers

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
May 18, 2013

17 very well-written chapters divided into four distinct parts.

Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in the purpose, impact and the effectiveness of different assessment methods.

Mr Yvert De Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
April 11, 2013

A most attractive structure, well organised and valuable illustrated examples.

Mr Russell Spink
School of Education, Staffordshire University
March 20, 2013

This is an excellent textbook that covers the bases of assessmet practice. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get behind the theory associated with assessment for learning but it is not a practical guide to technique which might be more useful for trainee teachers.

Mr Graeme Athey
Special Education , Wiltshire College
March 19, 2013

This book brings together articles about key areas of assessment, which are relevant and up-to-date. Several of my students have bought copies and found it an excellent source of information for their assignments on Assessment.

Mr Richard Nelson
Teaching, Health and Care, Bradford College
March 13, 2013

A useful collection of published works appropriate for DTLLS Module 2.

Mrs Helen Hazelhurst
HPS, Midkent College
February 14, 2013

This second edition is a worthy follow on from the previous edition: extant chapters have been refreshed and six new chapters now included. The authorial writing style makes the book an accessible and thought-provoking read for all who are interested in understanding learning.

Professor Effie Maclellan
School of Education, Strathclyde University
February 7, 2013

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