Well-written and accessible, this guide should prove essential reading for all FE lecturers.This is a general introduction to unravelling the maze of assessment in FE. Andy Armitage and Mandy Renwick provide readers with helpful hints and strategies for answering the key questions, including why, what, how and where to assess?"The Essential FE Toolkit" is Continuum's new series on further education (FE) for teachers and college leaders. The series boasts 24 specialist, fact-filled volumes written by FE experts with significant knowledge and experience in their individual fields. Competitively priced, compact and accessible, each book should prove essential reading for FE lecturers and managers.
Andy Armitage is Head of the Department of Post-Compulsory Education at Canterbury Christ Church. He is a consultant to the DfES, developing frameworks and materials for FE initial teacher training and an external examiner for the Greenwich University PGCE/Cert Ed. Mandy Renwick is a teacher trainer and manager of PGCE / Certificate in Education programmes in the post-compulsory sector at The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
Foreword; 1. Why Assess?; 2. What to Assess - Content and Principles?; 3. Assessment for Learning; 4. How to Assess; 5. Where to Assess; 6. Who Assesses?; 7. Recording and Reporting Achievement; 8. Assessment in Society; 9. Frameworks and Futures - Qualification and Assesment Reform; 10. Summary - Assessment in FE; Appendices and Bibliography.