Assessing Students by Derek Rowntree
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Assessing Students
By Derek Rowntree

Assessing Students

How Shall We Know Them?

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Assessing Students by Derek Rowntree

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Assessment methods can largely determine what and how students learn, so it is vital that our assessment methods are appropriate to our true educational purposes. This book examines the issues underlying assessment procedures, such as truth, fairness, trust, humanity and social justice and goes on to consider the five key dimensions of assessment: * why assess? * what to assess? * how to assess? * How to interpret? * How to respond? Having guided us through the many conceptual and terminological traps, the book ends constructively with seventeen proposals for making assessment work in the best interests of our students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850913009
ISBN-10: 1850913005
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Derek Rowntree

Derek Rowntree has over 35 years' experience of assessing students in school, teaching training colleges and university. He is Professor of Educational Development at the Open University.

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