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An introduction to assessment

Author: Patricia Broadfoot
Publisher: [London] ; New York : Continuum, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'An Introduction to Assessment' is broken down into several parts - Understanding Assessment; Assessment as a Policy Tool; Assessment for Learning; and The Way Ahead. It concludes with references and a glossary.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Broadfoot
ISBN: 9780826496959 0826496954
OCLC Number: 77522708
Description: viii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Understanding assessment --
Introducing assessment --
Part 2: Assessment in its social context --
A bit of history and the baggage it has left us --
The myth of masurement --
A world in thrall: international assessment regimes --
The contemporary challenge --
Part 3: Assessment as a policy tool --
The evaluative gaze --
The quality agenda --
Indicators and league tables --
Assessing professionals --
Part 4: Assessment for Learning --
The emerging evidence --
New vision, new tools: feedback, self-assessment and portfolios --
Part 5: The way ahead --
Breaking the mould --
Seeing the world anew.
Responsibility: Patricia Broadfoot.
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Covers definitions of educational assessment and the part it plays in relation to individuals and society. This book also covers the advent of assessment as a policy tool with league tables and  Read more...

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'I really like its lay out and written style - very user friendly.' Sue Norman, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Studies and Education Sudies, UWE, Bristol--Sanford Lakoff

 
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