Assessment: Problems, Developments and Statistical Issues / Edition 1

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Assessment: Problems, Developments and Statistical Issues Edited byHarvey Goldstein and Toby Lewis Assessment can be used for jobappraisal, performance evaluation, professional certification andexamining students. The book reviews the wider social andeducational implications of different assessment procedures. Thestatistical and non-statistical properties of assessment areaddressed: chapters discuss whether assessment is objectivemeasurement or subjective judgement and what the aims of assessmentare, whether for diagnosis and feedback, for certification or forinstitutional accountability. Experts from various areas ofassessment have contributed chapters covering bias, comparison ofinstitutions, statistical analysis of institution basedassessments, integrity of public examinations, standards inexaminations, errors in grading, moderation procedures, assessmentin the workplace, vocational assessment, international comparisons,the history of assessment, the influence of assessment on learning,and the educational testing industry. The intended audience isinternational, and includes teachers, educationists, policy-makersand personnel managers. Cover photograph: © Chris Donaghue:The Oxford Photo Library Contents Preface List of ContributorsBiographies of Contributors

  1. The Scope of Assessment Harvey Goldstein and Toby Lewis
  2. Assessment: Some Historical Perspectives GillianSutherland
  3. Assessment and Learning: Power or Partnership? PatriciaBroadfoot
  4. Statistical and Psychometric Models for Assessment HarveyGoldstein
  5. Defining, Setting and Maintaining Standards inCurriculum-embedded Examinations: Judgemental and StatisticalApproaches Michael J. Cresswell
  6. Group Differences and Bias in Assessment Harvey Goldstein
  7. Moderation Procedures and the Maintenance of AssessmentStandards Toby Lewis
  8. Errors in Grading and Forensic Issues in Higher Education DavidB. McLay
  9. The Use of Assessment to Compare Institutions John Gray
  10. The Statistical Analysis of Institution-based Data GeoffreyWoodhouse and Harvey Goldstein
  11. The Extent and Growth of Educational Testing in the UnitedStates: 1956–1994 George F. Madaus and Anastasia E.Raczek
  12. The Integrity of Public Examinations in Developing CountriesVincent Greaney and Thomas Kellaghan
  13. Large-scale Assessment Programmes in Different Countries andInternational Comparisons Leslie D. McLean
  14. Vocational Assessment Alison Wolf
  15. Assessment in the Workplace Roderic Vincent
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Meet the Author

References Index Harvey Goldstein is the Professor of Statistical Methods at the Institute of Education, University of London. He was previously Head of the Statistics Section at the National Children's Bureau. He has published widely on survey methodology and the design and analysis of longitudinal studies. Professor Goldstein is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Chartered Statistician and an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. Toby Lewis is the Director of the Centre for Statistics, University of East Anglia and Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the Open University, where he was Professor of Statistics from 1980 to 1986. He was previously Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Hull. Professor Lewis is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Chartered Statistician, and an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.

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Table of Contents

The Scope of Assessment (H. Goldstein & T. Lewis).

Assessment: Some Historical Perspectives (G. Sutherland).

Assessment and Learning: Power or Partnership (P. Broadfoot)?

Statistical and Psychometric Models for Assessment (H.Goldstein).

Defining, Setting and Maintaining Standards in Curriculum-EmbeddedExaminations: Judgemental and Statistical Approaches (M.Cresswell).

Group Differences and Bias in Assessment (H. Goldstein).

Moderation Procedures and the Maintenance of Assessment Standards(T. Lewis).

Errors in Grading and Forensic Issues in Higher Education (D.McLay).

The Use of Assessment to Compare Institutions (J. Gray).

The Statistical Analysis of Institution-Based Data (G. Woodhouse& H. Goldstein).

The Extent and Growth of the Educational Testing in the UnitedStates: 1956-1994 (G. Madaus & A. Raczek).

The Integrity of Public Examinations in Developing Countries (V.Greaney & T. Kellaghan).

Large-Scale Assessment Programmes in Different Countries andInternational Comparisons (L. McLean).

Vocational Assessment (A. Wolf).

Assessment in the Workplace. (R. Vincent).

References.

Index.

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