The Enabling Power of Assessment

Designing Assessment for Quality Learning

Editors: Wyatt-Smith, Claire, Klenowski, Valentina, Colbert, Peta (Eds.)

  • Considers broad-scale assessment approaches and how they impact on educational opportunity and outcomes
  • Brings together internationally recognised scholars providing new insights into assessment for learning improvement and accountability
  • Presents different theoretical and methodological perspectives influential in the field of assessment, learning and social change
  • Contributes to the theorising of assessment in contexts characterised by heightened accountability requirements and constant change
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About this book

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.

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“This is very well written and reader friendly; Designing assessment for quality learning is a must for those working in the field. Many will find excellent points for consideration and many teachers and researchers will be glad of the near future views of what, how, where and why assessment will change the way we teach and learn.” (Jesús García Laborda, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 46 (3), 2015)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Assessment Understood as Enabling

    Wyatt-Smith, Claire (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • Assessment as a Generative Dance

    Willis, Jill (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

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  • Student Involvement in Assessment of their Learning

    Tillema, Harm

    Pages 39-53

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  • Large-Scale Testing and its Contribution to Learning

    Care, Esther (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

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  • The Role of Assessment in Improving Learning in a Context of High Accountability

    Griffin, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Assessment for Quality Learning
Editors
  • Claire Wyatt-Smith
  • Valentina Klenowski
  • Peta Colbert
Series Title
The Enabling Power of Assessment
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5902-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5902-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5901-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0062-5
Series ISSN
2198-2643
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 398
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics