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Assessment in Education

Implications for Leadership

  • Explores the intended and unintended effects of assessment in a globalised context

  • Challenges taken-for-granted assumptions about student assessment and deconstructs assessment values, beliefs, and preconceptions

  • Engages in sophisticated critical analyses of potential lessons about student assessment that may be drawn from other contexts and systems

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The Enabling Power of Assessment (EPAS, volume 2)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Assessment at the District/School Leadership Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
  3. Leadership Assessment-Related Knowledge and Behaviours

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201
    2. The Assessment KSA Learning Journey: Expanding the 4L – Life-Long Learning Leader – Framework

      • Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott, Charles F. Webber
      Pages 203-230
    3. Grading and Reporting Student Learning

      • E. Nola Aitken
      Pages 231-260
    4. Principal Leadership and Challenges for Developing a School Culture of Evaluation

      • Maria Luz Romay, Constance Magee, Charles L. Slater
      Pages 261-284
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 311-314

About this book

This book provides key insights into how educational leaders can successfully navigate the turbulence of political debate surrounding leading student assessment and professionalised practice. Given the highly politicised nature of assessment, it addresses leaders and aspiring leaders who are open to being challenged, willing to explore controversy, and capable of engaging in informed critical discourse.

The book presents the macro concepts that these audiences must have to guide optimal assessment policy and practice. Collectively, the chapters highlight important assessment purposes and models, including intended and unintended effects of assessment in a globalised context.

The book provides opportunities to explore cultural similarities and particularities. It invites readers to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions about ourselves and colleagues in other settings. The chapters highlight the cultural clashes that may occur when cross-cultural borrowing of assessment strategies, policies, and tools takes place. However, authors also encourage sophisticated critical analyses of potential lessons that may be drawn from other contexts and systems.

Readers will encounter challenges from authors to deconstruct their assessment values, beliefs, and preconceptions. Indeed, one purpose of the book is to destabilise certainties about assessment that prevail and to embrace the assessment possibilities that can emerge from cognitive dissonance.

Keywords

  • Accountability
  • Assessment in a globalised context
  • Assessment literacy
  • Civil society
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Educational Politics
  • Fair assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • PISA
  • Standardised tests
  • Summative assessment
  • Testing
  • Validity

Editors and Affiliations

  • Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

    Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott

  • Fac. of Continuing Education & Extension, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

    Charles F. Webber

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Assessment in Education

  • Book Subtitle: Implications for Leadership

  • Editors: Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott, Charles F. Webber

  • Series Title: The Enabling Power of Assessment

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23398-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-23397-0Published: 30 October 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-37424-6Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-23398-7Published: 20 October 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2198-2643

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-2651

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 314

  • Topics: Assessment and Testing, Organization and Leadership, Educational Policy and Politics

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-23398-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)