Assessment in Primary and Middle Schools
Effective evaluation of a pupil’s performance and of resources available is a vital part of successful teaching. Originally published in 1983, this non-statistical guide aims to help teachers organise their work so as to improve their assessment of their pupils and also to analyse their own management efforts.
A model is developed showing how teachers can progressively structure their work to increase the objectivity of their assessment. The use of published tests and the production of tests by teachers is covered, but the focus throughout is on the part played by assessment in the organisation of learning. The steps recommended are arranged so that the first yield the largest return. But none requires any statistical expertise or a large investment of time.
The second part of the book shows how schools can be evaluated by their staff – school organisation, staff development and the curriculum are given special attention in this step-by-step guide to effective and rewarding school assessment.
List of Figures. Foreword Colin Richards. Introduction. Part 1: Evaluating the Pupils 1. Assessment as a Part of Teaching 2. Improving the Quality of Evaluation 3. Constructing Tests for Assessment 4. Published Tests and Inventories 5. Recording Pupils Progress Part 2: Evaluating the Schools 6. In-school or Self-evaluation 7. Evaluating Aspects of School Organisation 8. Evaluating the Curriculum 9. Evaluating Educational Programmes 10. Evaluation in the School. Appendix: Useful References. Bibliography. Index.