Since test items are the building blocks of any test, learning how to develop and validate test items has always been critical to the teaching-learning process. As they grow in importance and use, testing programs increasingly supplement the use of selected-response (multiple-choice) items with...
Published April 7th 2013 by Routledge
Understanding it and doing it well
Learners complain that they do not get enough feedback, and educators resent that although they put considerable time into generating feedback, students take little notice of it. Both parties agree that it is very important. Feedback in Higher and Professional Education explores what needs to be...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
Theory, Issues, and Practice
Large-scale assessments (LSAs) play a growing role in education policy decisions, accountability, and education planning worldwide. This book focuses on central issues that are key components of successful planning, development and implementation of LSAs. The book’s main distinction is its focus on...
Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge
Developing dialogue with students
Feedback is a crucial element of teaching, learning and assessment. There is, however, substantial evidence that staff and students are dissatisfied with it, and there is growing impetus for change. Student Surveys have indicated that feedback is one of the most problematic aspects of the student...
Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge
Assessing Skills and Practice outlines how to ensure fair, consistent and reliable assessment of practical activities. With a particular focus on formative feedback and its role in helping students to understand what is required of them, this guide is packed with advice, examples and case studies&...
Published June 28th 2006 by Routledge
This book is based on the argument that detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students. It helps to clarify the expectations of higher education and assist all students to achieve their potential. This book promotes student learning...
Published October 24th 2007 by Routledge
"an invaluable guide for practitioners, quality assurors, university managers and students themselves who wish to better understand the importance of assessment for learning, and it will further scholarship in the field significantly." -Professor Sally Brown Assessment for Learning in Higher...
Published July 29th 2012 by Routledge
Theory and Practice
Automatic item generation (AIG) represents a relatively new and unique research area where specific cognitive and psychometric theories are applied to test construction practices for the purpose of producing test items using technology. The purpose of this book is to bring researchers and...
Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge
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