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Key Concepts in Educational Assessment

Key Concepts in Educational Assessment

February 2013 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Assessment for Learning
Assessment of Learning
Assessment Policy
Awarding Bodies
Basic Skills Assessment
Continuous Assessment
Criterion Referencing
Diagnostic Assessment
External Verification
Grading, Including Marking
Group Assessment
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Internal Verification
International Assessment
Ipsative Assessment
Mark Scheme
National Curriculum Assessment
Norm Referencing
Peer and Self Assessment
Performance-based Assessment
Purposes of Assessment
Quality Assurance
Recording and Tracking
Regulation of Assessment
Supply and Selection
Vocational Assessment
Work-based Assessment

Good reference book for learners to use to research a term with which they are unfamiliar. The 'Further Reading' recommendations are useful differentiation for more able learners.

Mrs Jane Berridge
Adult Education Service, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
May 23, 2013

This publication has arrived just at the right time for our new Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support! The content encourages theory to practice by defining terms relating to assessment in such clear and effective ways which will definitely help less experienced practitioners to demystifying educational assessment by answering those questions they may not like to ask.

Mr Deb Hewitt
Health & Social Care Unit, Blackpool and the Fylde College
May 21, 2013

This has useful sections on assessment for and of learning . It also gives clear accounts of criterion and diagnostic assessment .

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
March 22, 2013

This textbook is very detailed but I felt that the level is not quitue right, it is detailed and interesting and shows the key themes covering the assessment process. I think that as additional reading this would be useful but not as a core reader.

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

This is a very useful text which provides clear and succinct guidance on the whole range of assessment and tracking.

Miss Liz McGuire
PGCE Secondary, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
March 14, 2013

This is a valuable resource which providesdefinitions and explanations of significant assessment terms. I have recommended it to my DTLLS students as useful for their module on assessment.

Mrs Marilyn Hannan
Teaching and Learning Development, South Essex College
March 1, 2013

A basic text but a handy summary of key issues.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
February 25, 2013

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