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The What, Why and How of Assessment
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The What, Why and How of Assessment
A guide for teachers and school leaders



August 2021 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How do teachers develop their understanding of the foundation principles of assessment, stay up to date with the latest classroom approaches and have the confidence to evaluate and question the effectiveness of new methods?

This professional resource for teachers supports them to understand the what, why and how of assessment. It provides key knowledge on the types and purposes of assessment and explores key themes such as validity, reliability and fairness.  It explores assessment in practice offering practical support for busy teachers and takes an in-depth look at how qualifications are designed and developed and how examinations are marked, graded and regulated. 
 
Introduction
 
Part 1: The principles of assessment
 
What is assessment?
 
Validity
 
Reliability
 
Fairness and ethics
 
Standards and comparability
 
Part 2: Assessment principles in action
 
Assessment by exam boards
 
Assessment in schools
 
Assessment in society (beyond schools)
 
Assessment and neurodiversity
 
Assessment and mental health
 
The future of assessment
 
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