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Assessment and Examination in the Secondary School : A Practical Guide for Teachers and Trainers - Susan Butterfield

Assessment and Examination in the Secondary School

A Practical Guide for Teachers and Trainers

Paperback Published: 7th June 1990
ISBN: 9780415031097
Number Of Pages: 256

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The Education Reform Act has established assessment as the measure by which the implementation of the National Curriculum and school success will be judged. Current initiatives assume, for the first time, the possibility of a new partnership beteen curriculum and assessment. This book is designed to provide a practical understanding of recent examination and assessment developments at secondary level, and will be particularly useful to students and practising teachers. It examines the introduction of the GCSE, the use of profiling, equal opportunities issues, examinations at 16+ and the assessment of school-leavers for training and employment. It also include a brief historical account of the development of secondary education. The fairness and appropriateness of examination results are always a matter of public concern, and the final chapters, particulary, extend these issues by looking at the ways in which variety of experience and learning styles are relevant to assessment practices.

Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. x
The Development of Secondary Assessment and Examinationsp. 1
The Types, Purposes and Effects of Assessmentp. 32
The Administration of Gcse: an Outlinep. 78
p. 99
Profiling and Records of Achievementp. 104
Assessment and the Curriculump. 132
Assessment and Recruitment of School Leavers for Training and Employmentp. 179
Assessment Methods and Equal Opportunitiesp. 200
Future Trends in Assessmentp. 226
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780415031097
ISBN-10: 0415031095
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th June 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1