Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment

Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment

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The Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment is the first book to explore assessment issues and opportunities occurring due to the real world of human, cultural, historical, and societal influences upon assessment practices, policies, and statistical modeling. With chapters written by experts in the field, this book engages with numerous forms of assessment: from classroom-level formative assessment practices to national accountability and international comparative testing practices all of which are significantly influenced by social and cultural conditions. A unique and timely contribution to the field of Educational Psychology, the Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment is written for researchers, educators, and policy makers interested in how social and human complexity affect assessment at all levels of learning. Organized into four sections, this volume examines assessment in relation to teachers, students, classroom conditions, and cultural factors. Each section is comprised of a series of chapters, followed by a discussant chapter that synthesizes key ideas and offers directions for future research. Taken together, the chapters in this volume demonstrate that teachers, test creators, and policy makers must account for the human and social conditions that shape assessment if they are to implement successful assessment practices which accomplish their intended outcomes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 586 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 33.02mm | 1,108g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 14 black & white line drawings
  • 1138811556
  • 9781138811553
  • 1,054,677

Review quote

"While there is no shortage of opinions-some well informed, others not so much-about the role and value of educational testing in contemporary society, it is clear that the nature and quality of assessment have had a strong influence on teaching and learning. Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment brings together for the first time scholars and measurement experts from around the world to explore the subtle interplay of assessment methods, their social contexts, and the people affected by these tests and measurements. This is an important book because it offers a synthesis of current knowledge about testing and assessment, and it identifies the salient issues that require further understanding-particularly with respect to standardized testing's influence on policy and practice. It is a must-read for educators and policymakers alike." --Howard Everson, Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Study in Education, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USAshow more

About Gavin T. L. Brown

Gavin T. L. Brown is Professor and Director of the Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Lois R. Harris is a Senior Post-doctoral Research Fellow within the School of Education and the Arts at Central Queensland University, Australia.show more

Table of contents

Contents Foreword John Hattie Acknowledgements * Volume Introduction: The human and social experience of assessment: Valuing the person and context Lois R. Harris and Gavin T. L. Brown Section 1: Teachers and Assessment * Teachers' Perceptions about Assessment: Competing Narratives Sarah Bonner * Accountability assessment's effects on teachers and schools Sharon L. Nichols and Lois R. Harris * Moving from student to teacher: Changing perspectives about assessment through teacher education Mary Hill and Gayle Eyers * In-service Teacher Professional Learning: Use of assessment in data-based decision-making Mei Kuin Lai and Kim Schildkamp * Teachers and Assessment: Enhancing Assessment Capability Judy M. Parr and Helen S. Timperley Section 2: Students and Assessment * Emotions that Matter to Achievement: Student Feelings about Assessment Elisabeth Vogl and Reinhard Pekrun * Students' Perceptions of Novel forms of Assessment Katrien Struyven and Joana Devesa * Student participation in assessment: Does it influence self-regulation? Daniel L. Dinsmore and Hope E. Wilson * Toward a Model of Student Response to Feedback Anastasiya A. Lipnevich, David A. G. Berg and Jeffrey K. Smith * Student dishonesty in the face of assessment: Who, why, and what we can do about it Tamera B. Murdock, Jason M. Stephens, and Morgan M. Grotewiel * The Validity of Assessment When Students Don't Give Good Effort Steve L. Wise and Lisa F. Smith * Student Perceptions of Assessment James H. McMillan Section 3: Classroom Conditions * Is it safe? Social, interpersonal, and human effects of peer assessment: A review and future directions Ernesto Panadero * Privacy in Classroom Assessment Robin D. Tierney and Martha J. Koch * Differentiated Instruction and Assessment: An Approach to Classroom Assessment in Conditions of Student Diversity Tonya R. Moon * Assessment of collaborative learning Jan-Willem Strijbos * Student Self-Assessment in the Classroom Heidi L. Andrade and Gavin T. L. Brown * Classroom processes that support effective assessment Bronwen Cowie and Christine Harrison * Building Assessments That Work in Classrooms Susan M. Brookhart Section: Cultural Contexts * The Impact of International Testing Projects on Policy and Practice Janna Teltemann and Eckhard Klieme * Globalization of the Anglo-American approach to top-down, test-based educational accountability Bob Lingard and Steven Lewis * Exploring the Influence of Culture on Assessment: The Case of Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment in Confucian-Heritage Cultures Kerry J. Kennedy * Educational assessment in Muslim countries: Values, polices, and practices Atta Gebril * Assessment in Education in Multicultural Populations Fons J. R. van de Vijver * Public perceptions about assessment in education Chad W. Buckendahl * Computerising assessment: Impacts on education stakeholders Irvin R. Katz and Joanna S. Gorin * Assessment and Sociocultural Context: A Bidirectional Relationship Kadriye Ercikan and Guillermo Solano-Flores * The future of assessment as a human and social endeavour Gavin T. L. Brown and Lois R. Harris Contributing Authors Indexshow more