Achievement assessment has undergone a major shift, from what some call a `culture of testing' to a `culture of assessment'. Nowadays, a strong emphasis is placed on the integration of assessment and instruction, on assessing processes rather than just products, and on evaluating individual progress relative to each student's starting point. This book addresses assessment issues in light of the present state of affairs. The first part discusses new alternatives in the assessment of achievement in various subject areas, focusing on agenda, practice, impact and evaluation of the assessment. The second part deals with issues related to assessment of the learning process, specifically: questions concerning the assessment of individual differences in prior knowledge, learning skills and strategies.Cole and Neufeld (1991) report on a test used by the Canadian Public Service to certify second language skills of employees in bilingual positions. It includes performance tasks that form a vast bank of workrelated role plays reflecting a rangeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Alternatives in Assessment of Achievements, Learning Processes and Prior Knowledge|
|Author||:||Menucha Birenbaum, Filip Dochy|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|