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The Enabling Power of Assessment

Assessment in Education

Implications for Leadership

Editors: Scott, Shelleyann, Scott, Donald E., Webber, Charles F. (Eds.)

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  • Explores the intended and unintended effects of assessment in a globalised context
  • Challenges taken-for-granted assumptions about student assessment and deconstructs assessment values, beliefs, and preconceptions
  • Engages in sophisticated critical analyses of potential lessons about student assessment that may be drawn from other contexts and systems
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This book provides key insights into how educational leaders can successfully navigate the turbulence of political debate surrounding leading student assessment and professionalised practice. Given the highly politicised nature of assessment, it addresses leaders and aspiring leaders who are open to being challenged, willing to explore controversy, and capable of engaging in informed critical discourse.

The book presents the macro concepts that these audiences must have to guide optimal assessment policy and practice. Collectively, the chapters highlight important assessment purposes and models, including intended and unintended effects of assessment in a globalised context.

The book provides opportunities to explore cultural similarities and particularities. It invites readers to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions about ourselves and colleagues in other settings. The chapters highlight the cultural clashes that may occur when cross-cultural borrowing of assessment strategies, policies, and tools takes place. However, authors also encourage sophisticated critical analyses of potential lessons that may be drawn from other contexts and systems.

Readers will encounter challenges from authors to deconstruct their assessment values, beliefs, and preconceptions. Indeed, one purpose of the book is to destabilise certainties about assessment that prevail and to embrace the assessment possibilities that can emerge from cognitive dissonance.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Student Assessment in a Civil Society

    Pages 3-25

    Webber, Charles F. (et al.)

  • Assessment as a Dimension of Globalisation: Exploring International Insights

    Pages 27-52

    Scott, Donald E.

  • Monitoring, Accountability, and Improvement, Oh No! Assessment Policies and Practices in Canadian Education

    Pages 53-65

    Klinger, Don A.

  • Fairness in Educational Assessment in China: Historical Practices and Contemporary Challenges

    Pages 67-89

    Song, Xiaomei

  • Concerns with Using Test Results for Political and Pedagogical Purposes: A Danish Perspective

    Pages 91-112

    Dolin, Jens

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eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23398-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23397-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37424-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment in Education
Book Subtitle
Implications for Leadership
Editors
  • Shelleyann Scott
  • Donald E. Scott
  • Charles F. Webber
Series Title
The Enabling Power of Assessment
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23398-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23398-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23397-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37424-6
Series ISSN
2198-2643
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 314
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