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Key Concepts in Educational Assessment

Key Concepts in Educational Assessment

March 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

'I congratulate the authors in recognising the need for such a publication and for producing such an accessible and useful glossary'
Gordon Stobard, Emeritus Professor of Education, Instittue of Education, University of London

Brilliant book for Teachers Trainers! One of the best I have seen for assessment - well, this and Tummons's book. It goes into sufficient depth but not too much detail on a range of different types of assessment from APL to Work-based Assessment (WBA). This book is accessible to everyone and should be in every college's LRC. Great for AET and DET trainees alike!

Mr Yvert De Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith & W.London College
December 22, 2014

The content of this book defines terms related to assessment clearly making it simpler for those who do not understand the terms. The book covers several concepts related to assessment and theory, useful book for referencing.

Miss Mehjabeen Shaukat
Teacher Education, Tameside College
March 9, 2014

Good book for reference. Explains terms well and gives references to explore each one further.

Mrs Marcia Dewar
Sch of Education & Prof Development, Huddersfield University
February 22, 2014

I have now completed the reading of this text and I have found it to be very accessible and it covers a number of the main principles that learners on our courses need to grasp, the glossary is also very useful. As a direct consequence we have made it an essential reader.

Mr Derek Allford
Learning Centre, Business To Business (B2B)
February 18, 2014

An excellent resource for clarification of key terms.

Dr Andrea Creech
Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education
December 12, 2013

Very good book to be suplementary to discussions and reflexion about educational assessment. This book Covers several concepts/terms related to assessment in education.

Dr Ana Almeida
Desenvolvimento Humano e Educação, Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências
December 11, 2013

This book is very useful for those studying at the higher levels in that it presents many differeing perspectives on assesment.The reading lists for the book enable the reader to follow up any areas of interest.This is a very though provoking book that promotes debate on many issues surrounding the nature of asessment

Mrs Adele Sewell
tEACHER TRAINING , Bishop Burton College
September 17, 2013

A useful resource for initial Teacher Training students

Mrs Marilyn Hannan
Teaching and Learning Development, South Essex College
July 26, 2013

Unfortunately books already confirmed for course but will be looking out for next review

Mr William Power
Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
June 14, 2013

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