Understanding and Applying Assessment in Education

by Damian Murchan, Gerry Shiel

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  • 9781473913288
  • 9781526421609
  • 9781526421586

All teachers are responsible for assessing the children they teach and the outcomes of any assessment are important for individual learners and the wider school.

This book is your one-stop-shop for understanding assessment in schools. It covers formative and summative approaches used across primary and secondary education, supporting a balanced overview with policy examples drawn from the UK, Ireland and wider international contexts.

Designed as a pragmatic handbook for new teachers and those training to teach, the book discusses key principles of assessment, before providing guidance on developing and carrying out assessment in the classroom, and looking at how assessment information can be used to benefit your teaching and the children you teach.


  • SAGE Publications; April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781526421609
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Understanding and Applying Assessment in Education
  • Author: Damian Murchan; Gerry Shiel
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473913288
  • 9781526421609
  • 9781526421586

In The Press

Damien Murchan and Gerry Shiel have provided an invaluable resource for both qualified and student teachers. The authors have written a text which drills down under the surface of practice facilitating the understanding of the fundamental underpinning theoretical constructs of assessment. Supported by case studies, thought-provoking questions and supplemental material on the accompanying website, this volume will contribute to a more informed professional body and more effective practice in the classroom.