Why is assessment so important in the teaching-learning process?
How should we assess pupils in the primary classroom?
Assessing Learning in the Primary Classroomis an accessible introduction to the concepts critical to a professional understanding of this vital aspect of a teacher’s role. It comprehensively considers the principles underpinning effective assessment, the different forms it can take and the different purposes it serves, both within and beyond the classroom.
Linking the latest research and theory with examples of assessment in the classroom, it considers key issues such as:
Assessing Learning in the Primary Classroom is for all students undertaking their PGCE, those working at masters level, and experienced teachers who wish to broaden their understanding of both the value and pitfalls of educational assessment.
1. Introduction 2. Accessing and using evidence of learning 3. The building blocks of assessment 4. Creating, using and interpreting tests 5. Assessing quality in assessment 6. Statutory assessment 7. System evaluation 8. Using assessment results in evaluation
The Understanding Primary Education Series offers a fresh approach to the key topics in primary education, combining compelling practical writing with rigorous theoretical and evidence-based argument. Breaking new ground in both established topics and essential topics which have been less well covered previously, the series emphasises the importance of research evidence, theory and reflection on practice in primary education. The series will be invaluable reading for all those engaged with initial teacher education and professional development who want authoritative accounts of issues central to working in the primary classroom.