British Group Nudges Tests Toward Classroom Assessment

Olson, Lynn
March 2002
Education Week;3/20/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 27, p8
Reports on the research of the British Educational Research Association regarding educational policies such as assessments. Focus of the Assessment Reform Group on improving the quality of classroom assessments; Statement by Sheila Dainton of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers that summative testing for purposes of accountability is not the best way to promote and sustain high-quality learning; Review of the literature on formative assessment conducted by researchers Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam; Pamphlet entitled 'Inside the Black Box' that influenced policymakers, practitioners and academicians; Evidence from the Office for Standards in Education; Policies the Assessment Reform Group has influenced.


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