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Author Butterfield, Susan

Title Assessment and Examination in the Secondary School : a Practical Guide for Teachers and Trainers
Edition 1st ed
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2003
©2005
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Contents BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF FIGURES -- LIST OF TABLES -- CONTRIBUTORS -- PREFACE -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- Chapter One THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY ASSESSMENT AND EXAMINATIONS -- SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS: WHAT DO WE ASK? -- A dual system -- Organizational difficulties -- The demand for comparability -- The emphasis on recall -- Timed examinations -- Question style -- Lack of vocational relevance -- Norm-referencing -- PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT -- Motivation -- Diagnosis -- Certification -- Selection -- THE CURRENT ANSWERS -- The General Certificate of Secondary Education -- GCSE and other assessments -- Graded objectives -- Profiles and records of achievement -- National testing -- Whither A levels? -- REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Chapter Two THE TYPES, PURPOSES AND EFFECTS OF ASSESSMENT -- POSITIVE ACHIEVEMENT -- Note 1: norm- and criterion referenced testing -- THE USES OF EXAMINATION RESULTS -- THE DESIGN OF GCSE SYLLABUSES -- Differentiation -- Grade descriptions -- Forms of assessment -- Course Work -- Moderation -- Final examinations -- Written papers -- Aural and oral tests -- Note 2: types of evaluation -- SUMMATIVE EVALUATION AND THE GCSE -- Grade descriptions -- English -- Mathematics -- Physics -- Objectives and the GCSE -- Some advantages of the GCSE -- Note 3: objectives -- Knowledge -- Intellectual skills -- FORMATIVE EVALUATION IN THE GCSE -- Initial evaluation -- Objectives in formative evaluation -- Note 4: The individual's learning history -- Meaningful learning -- The role of experience -- Learning style -- Summary -- CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Chapter Three THE ADMINISTRATION OF GCSE: AN OUTLINE -- INTRODUCTION -- BACKGROUND -- GCSE ADMINISTRATION -- The formation of the examining groups -- Administrative arrangements -- Income and expenditure
Communication between a group and its centres -- Subject panels -- GCSE syllabuses -- The marking and moderation of coursework -- Question paper preparation and external marking -- Mark processing -- Assessment procedures -- Example -- Grade review -- The issue of provisional grades -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Chapter Four PROFILING AND RECORDS OF ACHIEVEMENT -- DESIGN AND INTENTIONS -- Motivation and personal development: the influence of formative processes of recording achievement upon students -- Second thoughts upon motivation and personal development -- PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT AND IN-SERVICE EDUCATION -- In-service education: counselling and profiling -- RECORDS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND RECRUITMENT -- THE FUTURE? -- REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Chapter Five ASSESSMENT AND THE CURRICULUM -- HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE -- The Education Act 1988 -- Examinations and testing -- Records of achievement -- The National Curriculum -- Curriculum organization -- Curriculum review -- PURPOSES OF LEARNING AT SCHOOL -- The elements of learning -- Knowledge and understanding -- Concepts -- Skills -- Integrated courses -- The organization of learning -- Pupil involvement -- Prerequisite knowledge, understanding, and skills -- Instruction -- Rate of presentation -- Learning sensitivity -- Learning strategies -- Assessment -- Frameworks -- Validity and reliability -- Coursework -- Formative processes -- Evidence of achievement -- MODULAR CURRICULUM ISSUES -- Achievement -- Results -- Certificate grading -- Post-16 developments -- A level courses -- Modular A levels -- AS levels -- Certificate of Pre-Vocational Education -- SUMMARY -- REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Chapter Six ASSESSMENT AND RECRUITMENT OF SCHOOL LEAVERS FOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT -- ASSESSMENT AND RECRUITMENT FOR TRAINING -- Questionnaire -- ASSESSMENT AND RECRUITMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT
What factors for consideration have emerged? -- Imprecise or unspecified selection criteria -- Inadequacy of information base -- Lack of established competencies -- Lack of awareness of youth labour market -- Lack of adequate job descriptions -- Chapter Seven ASSESSMENT METHODS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES -- EDUCATIONAL CHOICE AND ATTAINMENT -- VOCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS -- ASSESSMENT FOR RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION -- Item content -- Sampling -- Norms -- Reliability -- Validity -- Standardized administration of tests -- Interpretation of scores -- ASSESSMENT AND ETHNIC ORIGIN -- Public examinations -- Psychometric tests -- CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Chapter Eight FUTURE TRENDS IN ASSESSMENT -- DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING ASSESSMENT -- Educational Initiatives -- A curriculum that is relevant for life -- National assessment initiatives -- Psychological research -- Set exam versus coursework assignment -- Form of question or assignment -- Technological developments -- Information retrieval and critical thinking -- The computer as an intelligent tutor -- PROBLEMS THAT NEED SOLVING -- Reliability versus validity -- Assessment and the content of education -- The tension between formative and summative assessment -- The distinctions between the two types of assessment -- Formative evaluation and grading -- Moderation -- Uniform modes of testing versus individual styles -- CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Summary First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
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Subject Curriculum-based assessment -- Great Britain
Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- Great Britain -- Evaluation
General certificate of education examination (Great Britain)
Curriculum-based assessment.
Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- Evaluation.
General certificate of education examination (Great Britain)
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Riding, Richard.
ISBN 020340467X
9780203404676