Category Archives: Assessment

Explicit Assessment Criteria Support Student Self-Regulation

If little care is taken when establishing clear assessment requirements, there is the potential for spoon-feeding. However, in this conceptual article, we argue that transparency in assessment is essential to providing equality of opportunity and promoting students’ self-regulatory capacity. We … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Standardized Tests for Homeschooling Families

Your interest in your homeschooling child’s academic standing is understandable. Fortunately, we homeschooling families have many opportunities to observe our children’s development. We watch them exploring the world and, when necessary, translate what they do into conventional academic language. (Sorting rocks is … Continue reading

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Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution

While there is consensus that institutions need to represent their educational effectiveness through documentation of student learning, the higher education community is divided between those who support national standardized tests to compare institutions’ educational effectiveness, and those who believe that … Continue reading

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Creative Learning Assessment – A framework for developing children’s creativity

Read When the research team at CLPE embarked on the development of an assessment focussing on creative learning, we were aware of the contentious nature of the task and the size of the challenge. Creativity itself is a slippery concept … Continue reading

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PISA 2009 Results – Full Report

PISA 2009 Results presents the findings from the most recent PISA survey, which focused on reading and also assessed mathematics and science performance. The report comprises six volumes: Vol I – What Students Know and Can Do: Student Performance in … Continue reading

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Learning from Change: Issues and Experiences in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Read Learning from Change provides an overview of the common themes and experiences in participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation across different institutions and sectors. It is a compilation of selected case studies and discussions between practitioners, academics, donors, and … Continue reading

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Assessing Learning-to-Learn – A Framework

The concept of learning-to-learn has been adopted in response to the new challenges and demands presented for educational assessment by changes at the macro-level of work and society, and at the micro-level of work processes. It refers to the diverse … Continue reading

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e-Portfolios for Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment

Although current engagement with e-portfolios in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, and in particular, for recognition of prior learning (RPL), is limited, this report demonstrates how e-portfolios are supporting all components of good RPL practice through effective evidence … Continue reading

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Assessing the efects of ICT in Education – indicators, criteria and benchmarks for international comparissons

Despite the fact that education systems have been heavily investing in technology since the early 1980s, international indicators on technology uptake and use in education are missing. This book aims to provide a basis for the design of frameworks, the … Continue reading

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