Testing: Friend or Foe?: Theory and Practice of Assessment and Testing, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Testing: Friend or Foe?

Theory and Practice of Assessment and Testing, 1st Edition

By Paul Black


184 pages

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Paperback: 9780750706148
pub: 1997-10-30
Hardback: 9780750707299
pub: 1997-10-30
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pub: 2002-01-04
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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

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