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Rita Berry

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099579

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099579.001.0001

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Basic Concepts of Assessment

Basic Concepts of Assessment

(p.5) 1 Basic Concepts of Assessment
Assessment for Learning

Rita Berry

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 1 discusses the key issues related to assessment. It explains what assessment is by detailing its meaning, distinguishing it from other assessment-related terms, clarifying its functions and roles, and offering tips for ensuring the quality of assessment practices. To give teachers some background on the changing views of assessment over time, some influential learning theories are discussed, including behaviourism, constructivism, and cognitive science. These three major learning theories are linked with three different assessment approaches, which will be presented in detail in Chapter 3. Attention is then given to ten assessment guiding principles for teachers to follow while bringing the concepts of assessment for learning to classroom use.

Keywords:   Behaviourism, Constructivism, Cognitive science, Assessment

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