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Principles and Practices of Assessment
A guide for assessors in the FE and skills sector

Fourth Edition


March 2021 | 248 pages | Learning Matters
This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an assessor in the further education and skills sector.  Whether you are a new or an experienced assessor, this book will guide you through the relevant principles and practices to enable you to become an assessor; improve your job role; and/or work towards a relevant assessment qualification.

The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in a really accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of assessment in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed assessment documents. 
It is a comprehensive text, covering:
• principles of assessment
• planning for assessment
• types and methods of assessment
• assessment practice
• giving feedback
• recording progress and achievement
• quality assurance
• evaluation

This updated 4th edition includes new content on:
• the assessor coach role 
• end-point assessment 
• the role of technology in assessment and quality assurance
• online assessment
• theories, principles and models of reflection and evaluation
 
1 Principles of assessment
 
2 Planning for assessment
 
3 Practices of assessment
 
4 Using technology for assessment
 
5 Making decisions and providing feedback
 
6 Quality assurance of assessment
 
7 Reflective practice, evaluation, and continuing professional development

Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee... More About Author

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