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Examinations & assessment

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The Sociology of Assessment: Comparative and Policy Perspectives

The Sociology of Assessment: Comparative and Policy Perspectives

Author: Patricia (University of Bristol, United Kingdom.) Broadfoot Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. In a collection of her most influential work spanning nearly four decades, Patricia Broadfoot applies her trademark sociological and comparative perspective to empirical studies at every level of the educational system. From her classic long-term study of the impact of changing national assessment policies on pupils and teachers in the classrooms of England and France to her sustained championship of the need for a better understanding of the impact of assessment on learning, Broadfoot has consistently championed the need for a more developed sociological understanding of assessment. Broadfoot's accessible writing offers insights that are as novel as they are important for the education of future generations. This book allows readers to follow themes and strands across Patricia Broadfoot's career and will be of interest to all followers of her work and any reader interested in the development of teaching, learning and assessment.

Understanding PISA's Attractiveness

Understanding PISA's Attractiveness

Author: Florian Waldow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Understanding PISA's Attractiveness examines how policy makers and the media interpret the results of PISA league-leaders, losers, and slippers in ways that suit their own reform agendas. As a result, a myriad of explanations exist as to why an educational system is high or low performing. The chapters, written by leading scholars from Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the USA, provide a fascinating account of why results from PISA and other international large-scale assessments are interpreted and translated differently in the various countries. The analyses in this book bring to light the wide array of idiosyncratic projections into these international tests. In some countries, these tests are also used to scandalise one's own educational system and to generate quasi-external reform pressure. Compiled by two leading scholars in comparative education, Florian Waldow and Gita Steiner-Khamsi, this book offers a truly global perspective on the uses and abuses of PISA and will be of great interest to students and academics working in educational policy, comparative education and political science and those working on large-scale data sets.

Assessment Education

Assessment Education

Author: Beth Tarasawa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Using assessment systems to improve student outcomes requires shared understanding and collaboration among education stakeholders at multiple levels. Assessment Education: Bridging Research, Theory, and Practice to Promote Equity and Student Learning presents a powerful call to action for an assessment system that advances equity and offers educators practical applications that promote sound instructional decision making. Each section outlines a research-based approach that supports classroom teaching and student learning. We then draw on the expertise of various education leaders (most notably members of the National Taskforce on Assessment Education) to provide case studies of on-the-ground examples of what these strategies look like in different settings. Every chapter includes stories from the field from various perspectives-teachers, principals, district administrators, and other educational leaders. We conclude with reflection questions that provide an opportunity for readers to examine how the chapter connects to their own context.

Assessment Education

Assessment Education

Author: Beth Tarasawa Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Using assessment systems to improve student outcomes requires shared understanding and collaboration among education stakeholders at multiple levels. Assessment Education: Bridging Research, Theory, and Practice to Promote Equity and Student Learning presents a powerful call to action for an assessment system that advances equity and offers educators practical applications that promote sound instructional decision making. Each section outlines a research-based approach that supports classroom teaching and student learning. We then draw on the expertise of various education leaders (most notably members of the National Taskforce on Assessment Education) to provide case studies of on-the-ground examples of what these strategies look like in different settings. Every chapter includes stories from the field from various perspectives-teachers, principals, district administrators, and other educational leaders. We conclude with reflection questions that provide an opportunity for readers to examine how the chapter connects to their own context.

School Peer Review for Educational Improvement and Accountability

School Peer Review for Educational Improvement and Accountability

Author: David Godfrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2020

This book explores how peer reviews are used in school improvement, accountability and education system reform. Importantly, these issues are studied through numerous international cases and new empirical evidence. This volume also identifies and describes barriers and facilitators to the development, use, sustainability and expansion of school peer review. School peer reviews are a form of internal evaluation driven by schools themselves rather than externally imposed, such as with school inspections. Schools collaborate with other schools in networks, collect data through self-evaluation and in school review visits. They provide feedback, challenge and support to each other. Despite the increased use of school peer review in system reform and school improvement, very little research has been conducted on this model and there is a dearth of literature that looks at the phenomenon internationally. This book fills this gap and will be an invaluable source for academics in school leadership and educational evaluation and accountability, as well as those working at the level of executive leadership in school networks, NGOs and in government policy-making.

Is Assessment Fair?

Is Assessment Fair?

Author: Isabel Nisbet, Stuart D Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2020

Fairness in educational assessment has become a major talking point and allegations that assessments are unfair are commonplace on social media and in the press. But what does fairness mean in practice and how can we evaluate it? This book offers a timely and necessary investigation, exploring the concept through the lenses of: measurement theory, social justice, the law and philosophy in order to put forward a template for fairness in educational assessment. Drawing on international examples from the UK, US, Australia and South East Asia, this book offers a commentary on fairness that is highly relevant to the changing context of assessment today. This book will be of interest to anyone with a professional or academic interest in educational assessment, to education policymakers and to all who are working to make assessment fair.

Is Assessment Fair?

Is Assessment Fair?

Author: Isabel Nisbet, Stuart D Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2020

Fairness in educational assessment has become a major talking point and allegations that assessments are unfair are commonplace on social media and in the press. But what does fairness mean in practice and how can we evaluate it? This book offers a timely and necessary investigation, exploring the concept through the lenses of: measurement theory, social justice, the law and philosophy in order to put forward a template for fairness in educational assessment. Drawing on international examples from the UK, US, Australia and South East Asia, this book offers a commentary on fairness that is highly relevant to the changing context of assessment today. This book will be of interest to anyone with a professional or academic interest in educational assessment, to education policymakers and to all who are working to make assessment fair.

GED Test For Dummies

GED Test For Dummies

Author: TA/TK Dummies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2020

Everything you need to succeed on the GED Test, plus a bonus mobile app for on-the-go study and practice! Prepare to do your best on the GED Test! Get the review and practice materials you need to take - and slay - the exam with confidence. GED Test For Dummies, 5th Edition provides an in-depth overview and deep content review for all test sections. You'll be able to answer GED practice questions for each subject area, plus you'll have access to two complete practice exams in the book and in the companion mobile app! Get ready to succeed on test day and get on your way to achieving your goals with this GED study guide that shares test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered on the exam. You'll find clear information for hands-on learning. GED Test For Dummies supports you in meeting your goals. This easy-to-use guide can help you get a higher score and earn your GED. Improve grammar and punctuation skills Get comfortable with the types of reading passages on the test Gain confidence in solving math and science problems Study for Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, Science, and Reasoning Through Language Arts questions The book also connects you to the GED Test For Dummies mobile app with two practice tests. Whether you're using the app or the book, you'll have GED practice for passing the four subject exams, which cover Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.