Key Concepts in Educational Assessment

by Tina Isaacs, Catherine Zara, Graham Herbert, Steven J Coombs, Charles Smith

Series: SAGE Key Concepts series

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  • 144621057X
  • 9781446210567
  • 9781446210574
  • 9781446275399
  • 9781446290927
Key Concepts in Educational Assessment provides expert definitions and interpretations of common terms within the policy and practice of educational assessment. Concepts such as validity, assessment for learning, measurement, comparability and differentiation are discussed, and there is broad coverage of UK and international terminology. Drawing on the considerable expertise of the authors, the entries provide:

- clear definitions

- accounts of the key issues

- authoritative and reliable information

- suggestions for further reading

Created to support students of education on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and established education professionals including those who are members of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), this book is an accessible guide for anyone engaged in educational assessment.

Tina Isaacs is Director of the MA in Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, London.

Catherine Zara was most recently Director of the MA in Educational Assessment and Director of the BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education and Training at the University of Warwick.

Graham Herbert was most recently Director of the CIEA.

Steve J. Coombs is Head of Department for Continuing Professional Development at Bath Spa University, which offers an MA in Educational Assessment.

Charles Smith is senior lecturer in economics and education at Swansea Metropolitan University of Wales Trinity Saint David.


  • SAGE Publications; February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446275399
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Key Concepts in Educational Assessment
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts series
  • Author: Tina Isaacs; Catherine Zara; Graham Herbert; Steven J Coombs; Charles Smith
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 144621057X
  • 9781446210567
  • 9781446210574
  • 9781446275399
  • 9781446290927

In The Press

'I congratulate the authors in recognising the need for such a publication and for producing such an accessible and useful glossary'
Gordon Stobard, Emeritus Professor of Education, Instittue of Education, University of London