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Crisp, Victoria – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
In the United Kingdom, the majority of national assessments involve human raters. The processes by which raters determine the scores to award are central to the assessment process and affect the extent to which valid inferences can be made from assessment outcomes. Thus, understanding rater cognition has become a growing area of research in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scores, Protocol Analysis, Social Influences
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Nuttall, Desmond L.; Stobart, Gordon – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
National curriculum assessment in England and Wales is explored, focusing on its troubled implementation. The work of the Task Group on Assessment and Testing and teacher resistance to the mandated testing are discussed. Experiences in England and Wales provide insight into what can be expected in a national assessment system. (SLD)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History
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Burstall, Clare – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1986
Focusing on innovative forms of assessment in the United Kingdom, this article describes assessment strategies in mathematics, "oracy," science, and foreign languages. These strategies include not only problems in which students select a correct answer, but also practical problems in which students supply answers to open ended tasks.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Mathematics Achievement
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Jones, Lyle V. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
The testing practices and tests described in the preceding articles are reviewed and compared. This cross-cultural examination identifies some issues that are common to the United States and Europe: (1) the emphasis on performance tasks, (2) the accommodation of language minorities, and (3) concerns about gender differences. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment