Understanding and Applying Assessment in Education (Hardback)
  • Understanding and Applying Assessment in Education (Hardback)

Understanding and Applying Assessment in Education (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 27/04/2017
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All teachers are responsible for assessing the children they teach and the outcomes of any assessment are important for individual learners and the wider school.

This book is your one-stop-shop for understanding assessment in schools. It covers formative and summative approaches used across primary and secondary education, supporting a balanced overview with policy examples drawn from the UK, Ireland and wider international contexts.

Designed as a pragmatic handbook for new teachers and those training to teach, the book discusses key principles of assessment, before providing guidance on developing and carrying out assessment in the classroom, and looking at how assessment information can be used to benefit your teaching and the children you teach.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781473913288
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 mm


Damien Murchan and Gerry Shiel have provided an invaluable resource for both qualified and student teachers. The authors have written a text which drills down under the surface of practice facilitating the understanding of the fundamental underpinning theoretical constructs of assessment. Supported by case studies, thought-provoking questions and supplemental material on the accompanying website, this volume will contribute to a more informed professional body and more effective practice in the classroom.

-- Mhairi Beaton

Damian Murchan and Gerry Shiel have written a brilliantly organised, practical and in-depth book on all the key aspects of assessment that teachers are likely to encounter throughout their professional careers. While the book and its companion website will demand reflection and active engagement, readers can expect to be richly rewarded in terms of gaining a more sophisticated understanding of how assessment can be used to enhance teaching and learning in every classroom.

-- Michael O'Leary

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