What Teachers Need to Know About Assessment and Reporting

By Phil Ridden, Sandy Heldsinger

This book is a response to the pressures placed on teachers and schools to not only improve the quality of teaching, but to demonstrate improved outcomes. Many teachers apply assessment approaches which are familiar from their own education or that are learned from their peers. The book fills the gap in teacher knowledge about assessment and reporting and provides practical support in this area for teachers and school leaders. Exploring assessment from the perspectives of the classroom, school, system, and nation, it provides straightforward explanations of the complementary relationships of the different perspectives. As a collaboration between an ex-school principal and a university academic, the book provides practical information in the context of sound research. It explores the various purposes of assessment along with practical guidance on creating and scoring assessments, interpreting and using data, and reporting the results to various audiences for various purposes. (Series: What Teachers Need to Know About...) [Subject: Education, Teaching Assessment]


160 pages

Publication Date: 5/2/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742861111