Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Optimising New Modes of Assessment: In Search of Qualities and Standards

Editors: Segers, Mien, Dochy, Filip, Cascallar, E. (Eds.)

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About this book

French novelist Marcel Proust instructs us that, “a voyage of discovery consists, not of seeking new landscapes, but of seeing through new eyes.” Nowhere in the practice of education do we need to see through new eyes than in the domain of assessment. We have been trapped by our collective experiences to see a limited array of things to be assessed, a very few ways of assessing them, limited strategies for communicating results and inflexible roles of players in the assessment drama. This edited book of readings jolts us out of traditional habits of mind about assessment. An international team of innovative thinkers relies on the best current research on learning and cognition, to describe how to use assessment to promote, not merely check for, student learning. In effect, they explore a new vision of assessment for the new millennium. The authors address the rapidly expanding array of achievement targets students must hit, the increasingly productive variety of assessment methods available to educators, innovative ways of collecting and communicating evidence of learning, and a fundamental redefinition of both students’ and teachers’ roles in the assessment process.

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"This edited book of readings jolts us out of traditional habits of mind about assessment... [The authors] explore a new vision of assessment for the new millennium."
Rick Stiggins, Assessment Training Institute, Portland, Oregon
"...This is a book not only an assessment interested audience will find useful and informative, but all educators and educational researchers should use it as an updated and rich resource for their work in the field of education."
Professor Kari Smith, Oranim Academic College, Israel
"Many readers of this book will react to or be challenged by the range and treatment of topics covered, with novel ideas or findings bubbling constantly to the surface. For that reason alone, the volume could be potentially useful as a library acquisition."
D. Royce Sadler, Griffith University


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Era of Assessment Engineering: Changing Perspectives on Teaching and Learning and the Role of New Modes of Assessment

    Segers, Mien (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • New Insights Into Learning and Teaching and Their Implications for Assessment

    Birenbaum, Menucha

    Pages 13-36

  • Evaluating the Consequential Validity of New Modes of Assessment: The Influence of Assessment on Learning, Including Pre-, Post-, and True Assessment Effects

    Gielen, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Self and Peer Assessment in School and University: Reliability, Validity and Utility

    Topping, Keith

    Pages 55-87

  • A Framework for Project-Based Assessment in Science Education

    Dori, Yehudit J.

    Pages 89-118

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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-1357-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimising New Modes of Assessment: In Search of Qualities and Standards
Editors
  • Mien Segers
  • Filip Dochy
  • E. Cascallar
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48125-3
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48125-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1260-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1357-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 299
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