Formative Evaluation of Assessment

Authored by: Judith George , John Cowan

A Handbook of Techniques for Formative Evaluation

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9781138169685
eBook ISBN: 9780203969175
Adobe ISBN: 9781135792770


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When we were thinking about the chapter titles - and the topics - for this book, we included in our first draft the notion of formative evaluation of assessment. This provoked surprised reactions. One of our colleagues commented that she had thought formative evaluation was 'really about teaching and learning and that bit of the education business'; and she queried if we could find anything useful to write, in any case, about the evaluation of assessment. We have the feeling that our colleague may not be the only one who would ask the question with which we open this chapter. And so we begin by attempting to provide a brief and persuasive answer.

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