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Assessment For Education

Author : Valentina Klenowski
ISBN : 9781446292754
Genre : Education
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'This is a very exciting book and should be read widely by anyone who wants a better understanding of the role of assessment in the diverse, globalised, digital societies of the 21st century.' - Professor Mary James, University of Cambridge, President, British Educational Research Association 'Highly readable and thoroughly researched, this call for a new vision of education deserves to be ready by all those who share the concern to shape today's assessment practices to meet the needs of tomorrow's society.' - Professor Patricia Broadfoot, CBE, University of Bristol Do you need a practical guide to assessment, curriculum and policy? Are you also looking for a book that is firmly grounded in theory and professional practice? This book makes assessment processes transparent for practitioners, and shows how assessment should align with curriculum and teaching for success in education. The book will show you how practitioner use of achievement standards can improve learning, equity, social justice and accountability. Inside this book, you will learn about: Quality assessment and judgement practice Relationships across curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning Front-ending assessment based on the learner's needs Practitioner judgement approaches and standards The conditions under which teacher assessment can be valid Principles derived from research of social moderation practices Assessment for Education is the perfect guide for students, researchers, academics and teaches, and anyone working in curriculum and assessment policy.

International Teacher Judgement Practices

Author : Val Klenowski
ISBN : 9781317308980
Genre : Education
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Human judgements underlie all assessments regarding the quality of students’ understandings, and such judgements are conceptually complex and elusive. The study of the complexity of the judgement process is in its infancy but clearly warrants further critical investigation. However, what is demonstrated from the wide variety of international teacher judgement practices presented in this volume is that teacher judgement requires a lot more than a set of standards, criteria and annotated examples. Understandings of assessment theory by pre-service teachers through to more experienced teachers, and opportunities for all to critically reflect and consider their judgements of student work, are vital. Teachers are struggling to maintain their interpretive freedom at the local, professional level in contexts where central policies promote standardisation or ‘regulation’ of judgement practice, for accountability purposes. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment in Education: principles, policy & practice.

National Testing In Schools

Author : Bob Lingard
ISBN : 9781317333685
Genre : Education
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Over the last two decades, large-scale national, or provincial, standardised testing has become prominent in the schools of many countries around the globe. National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment draws on research to consider the nature of national testing and its multiple effects, including: media responses and constructions such as league tables of performance pressures within school systems and on schools effects on the work and identities of principals and teachers and impacts on the experience of schooling for many young people, including those least advantaged. Using Australia as the case site for global concerns regarding national testing, this book will be an invaluable companion for education researchers, teacher educators, teacher education students and teachers globally.

Designing Assessment For Quality Learning

Author : Claire Wyatt-Smith
ISBN : 9789400759022
Genre : Education
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This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels. It includes distinguished writers who have worked together for some two decades to shift the assessment paradigm from a dominant focus on assessment as measurement towards assessment as central to efforts to improve learning. These writers have worked with the teaching profession and, in so doing, have researched and generated key insights into different ways of understanding assessment and its relationship to learning. The volume contributes to the theorising of assessment in contexts characterised by heightened accountability requirements and constant change. The book’s structure and content reflect already significant and growing international interest in assessment as contextualised practice, as well as theories of learning and teaching that underpin and drive particular assessment approaches. Learning theories and practices, assessment literacies, teachers’ responsibilities in assessment, the role of leadership, and assessment futures are the organisers within the book’s structure and content. The contributors to this book have in common the view that quality assessment, and quality learning and teaching are integrally related. Another shared view is that the alignment of assessment with curriculum, teaching and learning is linchpin to efforts to improve both learning opportunities and outcomes for all. Essentially, the book presents new perspectives on the enabling power of assessment. In so doing, the writers recognise that validity and reliability - the traditional canons of assessment – remain foundational and therefore necessary. However, they are not of themselves sufficient for quality education. The book argues that assessment needs to be radically reconsidered in the context of unprecedented societal change. Increasingly, communities are segregating more by wealth, with clear signs of social, political, economic and environmental instability. These changes raise important issues relating to ethics and equity, taken to be core dimensions in enabling the power of assessment to contribute to quality learning for all. This book offers readers new knowledge about how assessment can be used to re/engage learners across all phases of education.

Curriculum Syllabus Design And Equity

Author : Allan Luke
ISBN : 9781136843433
Genre : Education
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Curriculum scholars and teachers working for social justice and equity have been caught up in acrimonious and polarizing political debates over content, ideology, and disciplinary knowledge. At the forefront in cutting through these debates and addressing the practical questions involved, this book is distinctive in looking to the technical form of the curriculum rather than its content for solutions. The editors and contributors, all leading international scholars, advance a unified, principled approach to the design of curriculum and syllabus documents that aims for high quality/high equity educational outcomes and enhances teacher professionalism with appropriate system prescription. Stressing local curriculum development capacity and teacher professional responses to specific community and student contexts, this useful, practical primer introduces and unpacks definitions of curriculum, syllabus, the school subject, and informed professionalism; presents key principles of design; discusses a range of approaches; and offers clear, realistic guidelines for the tasks of writing curriculum documents and designing official syllabi and professional development programs at system and school levels. Providing a foundational structure for syllabus design work, Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity is relevant for teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum policy workers everywhere who are engaged in the real work of curriculum writing and implementation.

Oecd Reviews Of Evaluation And Assessment In Education Oecd Reviews Of Evaluation And Assessment In Education New Zealand 2011

Author : Nusche Deborah
ISBN : 9789264116917
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This report on New Zealand provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches.

The Search For Better Educational Standards

Author : Martin Thrupp
ISBN : 9783319619590
Genre : Education
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​This book deals with the development of New Zealand’s standards system for primary school achievement, ‘Kiwi Standards’, which took effect from 2010 onwards and is becoming increasingly embedded over time. The approach, where teachers make ‘Overall Teacher Judgements’ based on a range of assessment tools and their own observations rather than using any particular national test, has created predictable problems with moderation within and across schools. It has been claimed that this ‘bold’ Kiwi Standards approach avoids the narrowed curriculum and mediocre outcomes of high-stakes assessment in other countries. Yet this book suggests it just produces another variant of the same problems and demonstrates that even a relatively weak high-stakes assessment approach still produces performative effects. The book provides a blow by blow account of the development of a policy including the continuous repositioning of New Zealand’s Government as it has sought to justify the policy in the face of opposition from educators. Indeed the Kiwi Standards tale provides a world-class example of teachers fighting back against policy, with the help of academics. There is an indigenous Māori aspect to the story as well. Finally, this book also provides comparative international perspectives including responses from well-known US, English and Australian academics.

Professional Portfolios E Book

Author : Kate Andre
ISBN : 9780729580786
Genre : Medical
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The implementation of National registration requires Australian and New Zealand Nurses and Midwives to perform annual Continuing Professional Development. They must also document evidence of skills acquisition, activities, reflection, identification and prioritisation of their learning needs in a portfolio. With the global trend towards e-Portfolios, many higher education institutions encourage the use of e-Portfolios as a tool to enhance learning and demonstrate career development. Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: evidence of continuing competence 2e has been thoroughly revised with a focus on e-Portfolios to provide tools to structure, reflect, plan, develop and communicate professional achievements for nurses and midwives. A new chapter on Reflection highlights the value of including reflection within portfolios as a critical element towards addressing learning needs for individuals. Australian and New Zealand regulatory frameworks: By providing direct application to the local regulatory context, including applied examples, this book gives the reader the opportunity to understand the perspective of their local regulator – thus assisting them in producing a product that addresses the needs of the regulator. A range of portfolio approaches: Through understanding a range of portfolio approaches, the reader can gauge which approach best meets their needs. Examination of the nature and role of evidence: This assists the reader to understand the need for a range of evidence and how the different types of evidence contribute specific aspects necessary to substantiate the broader argument of competence. Through the use of quality evidence, the reader can compile a more compact but effective portfolio. Performance and career planning: The direct link made in this book between portfolios, performance and career planning means that the value of this book extends beyond being a tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Rather this text is designed to assist a range of clinicians and managers, in assisting them either plan their own careers, or influence others in developing careers inline with the future needs of their organisation. Primary market: Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery students Secondary markets: Practicing Registered Nurses and Midwives. Also applicable to other health science students undertaking courses leading to regulated health professions.

Assuring Learning And Teaching Standards Through Inter Institutional Peer Review And Moderation

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This User Guide and Handbook is an outcome of a project funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) entitled 'A sector-wide model for assuring final year subject and program achievement standards through inter-university moderation'. This project addressed the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) imperative to demonstrate sector-level, self-regulated, robust approaches for assuring quality and standards and highlighted the role of peer review. The project tested an inter-institutional blind peer review methodology using a broad, representative range of university partners. In the approach, groups of academics teaching equivalent units of study in two partner universities undertook a blind review of both the assessment inputs (subject outlines, assessment tasks and marking criteria) and assessment outcomes (de-identified samples of assessment at different grade levels) from a partner university teaching a similar final year subject. The project developed a validated, robust approach for assuring subject achievement standards through inter-university moderation in common final year subjects across disciplines. The findings show that there is broad agreement among peer reviewers from a range of university types on disciplinary teaching and learning standards, particularly in judgements about threshold Pass/Fail grades. Other outcomes of the project include: a full report; a peer review template; a sample policy for inter-institutional peer review; guidelines for local responses to peer reviewer discrepancies; strategies for publishing selected inter-institutional peer review outcomes; and recommendations for national and institutional policy and practice. [About the project, Full Report abstract, ed]

Issues In Comparative Global And Regional Education Research 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464968549
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Issues in Comparative, Global, and Regional Education Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Comparative, Global, and Regional Education Research in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Comparative, Global, and Regional Education Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Comparative, Global, and Regional Education Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Comparative, Global, and Regional Education Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

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