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Assessment and Learning



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 3/5/2012.

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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.

Table of Contents

Purposes and Practice
Assessment for Learning in the Classroom
Professional Learning as a Condition for Assessment for Learning
From Teachers to Schools: Scaling Up Professional Development for Formative Assessment
Alternative Perspectives on Learning Outcomes: Challenges for Assessment
On the Relationship between Assessment for Formative and Summative Purposes
Quality Assessment Practice
Assessment and Learning: the Learner's Perspective
Instrumentalism and Achievement: a Socio-Cultural Understanding of Tensions in Vocational Education
Policy and Practice in Assessment for Learning: the Experience of Selected Oecd Countries
The Role of Assessment in Developing Motivation for Learning
Assessment in Harmony with Our Understanding of Learning: Problems and Possibilities
Developing a Theory of Formative Assessment
Validity and Reliability
Validity in Formative Assessment
The Reliability of Assessments
Validity, Purpose and the Recycling of Results from Educational Assessments
Concluding Remarks
Assessment for Learning: a Compelling Conceptualization
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