ERIC Number: EJ718852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 41
Travelling Towards Change in Assessment: Policy, Practice and Research in Education
Hayward, Louise; Hedge, Nicki
Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice, v12 n1 p55-75 Mar 2005
Whilst there is evidence of significant investment in policy-led initiatives to raise attainment in schools, there is rather less evidence of the positive impact of such initiatives. In this paper we explore stakeholder views of recent initiatives in assessment in Scotland in an attempt to discern the relationships between assessment policy, research and practice in schools. Against a background of major assessment initiatives and by drawing on data from two national consultations, the paper illustrates the complexities inherent in following advice for policy developments to begin from where people are now. Finally, the paper explores the possibility of a new assessment journey for researchers, teachers and policy-makers, one which acknowledges the complex process of community-based transformational change.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Change, Change Agents, Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)