By Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott, Charles F. Webber
This e-book presents key insights into how academic leaders can effectively navigate the turbulence of political debate surrounding major pupil evaluation and professionalised perform. Given the hugely politicised nature of review, it addresses leaders and aspiring leaders who're open to being challenged, prepared to discover controversy, and in a position to undertaking expert serious discourse.
The booklet provides the macro techniques that those audiences should have to steer optimum review coverage and perform. jointly, the chapters spotlight very important review reasons and types, together with meant and unwanted side effects of review in a globalised context.
The booklet presents possibilities to discover cultural similarities and particularities. It invitations readers to problem taken-for-granted assumptions approximately ourselves and associates in different settings. The chapters spotlight the cultural clashes which may ensue whilst cross-cultural borrowing of overview recommendations, rules, and instruments occurs. besides the fact that, authors additionally motivate refined severe analyses of capability classes which may be drawn from different contexts and systems.
Readers will stumble upon demanding situations from authors to deconstruct their overview values, ideals, and preconceptions. certainly, one objective of the booklet is to destabilise certainties approximately evaluation that succeed and to include the evaluate percentages which may emerge from cognitive dissonance.
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1 Purposes of Assessment One hotly debated topic is the purpose and uses of assessment data. This issue encompasses whether or not important stakeholders understand the different purposes of various assessments, ensuring the “fitness-for-purpose” of different forms of assessment (Eurydice, 2009, p. 63), and being vigilant that resultant data are used for the purposes for which the assessment was originally designed to prevent misaligned or misguided decisions. An associated issue is ascribing value or worth to various types of assessment (James & Pedder, 2006).
The themes to emerge involved the impact of globalisation in terms of the inter-relatedness of national economies, which has elevated the importance of transparency for accountability and national competitiveness. Additionally, the pursuit of quality education is discussed particularly in relation to standardised testing, classroom assessment practices, and teacher professionalism. Debates and controversies encompassed: the purposes of assessment, high stakes testing, what is valued is assessed, cultural sensitivity, teachers philosophical orientations, and societal trust and teacher accountability.
Assessment in Education: Implications for Leadership by Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott, Charles F. Webber