Studies in Educational Leadership

Leading Student Assessment

Editors: Webber, Charles F., Lupart, Judy L. (Eds.)

  • Brings boundary breaking perspectives of student assessment
  • Studies assessment that balances creativity and realism
  • Provides solutions to assessment challenges
  • Questions and imagines assessment alternatives
  • Places assessment in the service of a thriving civil society
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This book presents a new and refreshing look at student assessment from the perspective of leading educational theorists, researchers, and practitioners. The authors call for boundary-breaking assessment that reflects clear understandings of the purposes of assessment, a balance of assessment creativity and realism, the ability to detect solutions for assessment challenges, and the capacity to question and imagine assessment alternatives.

The 14 chapters offer school and district educators, policy makers, researchers, and university teacher preparation faculty with a comprehensive, current overview of the state and art of student assessment. Key questions are posed about assessment and critical challenges are presented along with sound evidence-based solutions.

Student assessment is analyzed in terms of its relationship with classroom instructional practices and large-scale testing programs. Formative and summative assessments are compared and contrasted.  The role of psychological assessment in informing classroom practices is profiled along with the need for student voice in fair assessment practices.

Readers will be challenged to consider the ecology of student assessment, that is, the impact of assessment in classrooms and schools through to the macro level of globalized societies. The underpinning values and assumptions of student assessment are highlighted. Finally, a rationale is offered for reconceptualizing and redefining assessment.

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Taking Stock of Here and Now

    Lupart, Judy L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • School Leadership, Evidence-Based Decision Making, and Large-Scale Student Assessment

    Leithwood, Kenneth

    Pages 17-39

  • Lessons Learned: The Promise and Possibility of Educational Accountability in the United States

    Slater, Charles L. (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Student Assessment Policy and Practice in Alberta: An Assessment for Learning

    Brandon, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 59-86

  • Fair and Ethical Student Assessment Practices

    Pettifor, Jean L. (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1727-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1726-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3811-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leading Student Assessment
Editors
  • Charles F. Webber
  • Judy L. Lupart
Series Title
Studies in Educational Leadership
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1727-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1727-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1726-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3811-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 304
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