The assessment of students an activity central to the role of any professional in further and higher education, and is an area that is the subject of constant innovation and debate.
This book provides a scholarly account of the many facets of assessment, with a particular focus on student involvement. Peer and self-assessment are powerful assessment tools to add to the existing tutor-based methods of assessment and feedback, and this book is a comprehensive guide to the the methods and issues involved.
Practical and accessible in style, yet grounded in research and rich in evidence-based material, Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement will be valued by all FE or HE professionals wanting to enhance both the effectiveness and quality of their assessment methods.
Dr Nancy Falchikov is a Research Fellow in the Department of Higher and Community Education , University of Edinburgh. She is also tutor on the post-graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching at Napier University.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: The Seven Pillars of Assessment. Chapter 3: What's Wrong With Traditional Assessment? Chapter 4: Why do Teachers Choose to Involve Students in Assessment? Chapter 5: How May Students be Involved in Assessment? Chapter 6: Peer Assessment and Feedback. Chapter 7: How Well Are Students Able to Judge Their Own Work? Chapter 8: How Reliable or Valid Are Student Peer Assessments? Chapter 9: Assessment of Groups by Peers. Chapter 10: Quality, Standards and Futures.