1st Edition

Educational Assessment in a Changing World Lessons Learned and the Path Ahead

By Isabel Nisbet, Stuart Shaw Copyright 2025
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    This timely book takes stock of the wide range of developments in society, education and assessment, and offers conclusions and strategies that are necessary for the current dynamic educational landscape to thrive.

    Drawing on examples from the UK, Europe, and USA, the book will dissect cultural, political, psychological and ideological ideas on society, education, and assessment, and foreground pressing issues relating to artificial intelligence, social justice, and climate change. Acknowledging its predominantly Western perspective and providing context on the evolution of educational assessment, the book will bridge the gap between theory and practice to progress debate and discourse on creating a culture of assessment fit for the future, rethinking strategies for the path ahead. 

    Ultimately, the book will provide insights and key takeaways for the field of educational assessment along with an evidence-based agenda that will be of relevance for education professionals, the assessment industry, and policy-makers interested in higher education, international and comparative education and testing.

    1.      Introduction

    2.      Developments in education and assessment

    3.      New priorities and an unexpected shock

    4.      Changes to thinking about society

    5.      Changes to thinking about education and assessment

    6.      The moral compass

    7.      Lessons learned and the path ahead


    Isabel Nisbet has held senior roles in the regulation of qualifications and assessment in the UK.

    Stuart Shaw is Honorary Professor of University College London in the Institute of Education - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment, UK.