Testing: Friend or Foe? Theory and Practice of Assessment and Testing
Owing to daily work pressures and concerns, many teachers have little opportunity for considering and furthering their understanding of different issues surrounding assessment. Written in a user-friendly, jargon-free style, this text provides the reader with points of growth or change in the field of assessment. Each chapter in the text ends with a section on questions/exercises and further reading.
'There can be few authors more able to illuminate the theory and practice of assessment and testing ... it can be thoroughly recommended as a starting-point for understanding the tensions in testing and assessment, challenging our preconceptions of them as friends or foes.' - Educational Research
'This useful text provides a comprehensive and easy reading introduction to assessment and testing and would be suitable for initial teacher training, early master's degree or diploma work.' - Cambridge Journal of Education