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© 2008 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book takes a critical look at how students' achievements are assessed for a range of purposes, from reporting progress to selection and qualification. It considers the relationship between what is taught, and how, and what and how learning outcomes are assessed. The impact of using assessment results for setting targets and evaluation of provision for learning is also discussed.

The pros and cons of using tests and examinations and alternatives based on the judgments of teachers are considered in terms of four key criteria: validity, reliability, impact and required resources. Evidence from research and examples of current practice in different countries within and outside the UK support the case for making more and better use of teachers' judgments in assessment of learning. In this way assessment of learning (summative assessment) can be compatible with assessment for learning (formative assessment).

 
PART ONE: ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN CONTEXT
 
1. Meanings, processes and properties of assessment
 
2. Assessment and the curriculum
 
3. Views of 'users' of assessment
 
4. Evaluating assessment methods
 
PART TWO: USING TEACHERS' JUDGEMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN PRACTICE
 
5. Using teacher's judgements
 
6. Summative assessment by teachers in action: examples in England
 
7. Summative assessment by teachers in action: examples in other countries
 
PART THREE: CHANGING ASSESSMENT PRACTICE AND POLICY
 
8. Teachers' assessment for and of learning
 
9. Summative assessment within the assessment system

This book has been added to the reading list for two modules.

Mr Sylvia Hepworth
Division of Community Studies, Huddersfield University
March 3, 2011

Prof Harlen's work is highly regarded in international circles. This book, a review of available material in this fast developing field, is strongly recommended.

Dr John Oversby
Institute of Education, Reading University
January 3, 2011

informative and useful

Ms Rhiain Hunter Jones
Educational Studies, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
September 14, 2010

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