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Title Ipsative assessment and personal learning gain : exploring international case studies / edited by Gwyneth Hughes
Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
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Contents Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introducing Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain: Voices from Practitioners and the Themes of the Collection; Introduction to the Collection; Ipsative Assessment: A Name for Making and Marking Progress; Learning Gain: A Definition and an Example; Measuring Learning Gain; Voices from Practitioners; Themes of the Collection; Theme 1: Enhancing Learning Through Ipsative Feedback; Feedback as Social Learning; Differences Between Ipsative and Conventional Feedback
3 Using Ipsative Assessment to Enhance First-Year Undergraduate Self-Regulation in Chinese College English ClassroomsIntroduction; Literature Review; Ipsative Assessment; Assessment and Student Self-Regulation; Self-Regulation of First-Year University Students; Context of Assessment Change; Method; Data Collection; Data Analysis; Findings; Student Perceptions at the Starting Point; Classroom Assessment and Feedback; Example 1: Changing Student Text-Reviewing Strategies; Example 2: Developing Student Synthesising Ability in Interlinked Assessment; Student Perspectives Revisited; Discussion
Keeping Records of ProgressEngaging Students in Feedback; The Problem of Qualitative Comparative Judgements; Theme 2: Advantages of Measuring Personal Learning Gain; Cohort Learning Gain; Theme 3: Practical Challenges of Implementing Ipsative Assessment and Measuring Personal Learning Gain; Are the Tests of Performance Equivalent?; How Can Learning Gain Measurements be Presented Meaningfully and Reliability to Learners?; Which Strategies Encourage Investment in Ipsative Assessment in Practice?
Reliability and Validity of Learning Gain MeasurementsLearning Gain as Continuous Improvement -- Raising the Bar Too Quickly?; Educational Research and Learning Gain; Ipsative Assessment as Personal Learning Gain; Learning Gain Monitoring for Teachers and Students: From Large-Scale Data Sets to Personal Learning Gain; Ipsative Marking -- Is It Feasible?; Mapping the Relationship Between Ipsative Assessment and Learning Gain Measurement; Explaining the Invisibility of Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain; Conclusion and Summary; References
Theme 4: Combining Ipsative Assessment with Criteria-Referenced Summative Assessment or ExaminationsOverview of the Case Studies; Chapter Summary; References; 2 Exploring the Relationship Between Ipsative Assessment and Institutional Learning Gain; Overview; Exploring the Discourses and Practices of Large-Scale Learning Gain Measurement; Advantage of Using Learning Gain Rather Than Exit Performances for Institutional Evaluation and Ranking; Measuring Learning Gain in Higher Education -- A Need for Standardised Tests; What Learning Gain Data Can Potentially Reveal about Student Learning
Summary This innovative book offers a new approach to assessment in which learners can follow their own learning journey using cumulative feedback or measurements of distance travelled from different starting points. Education currently mirrors the values and practices of a highly competitive world with testing, grading and monitoring of standards becoming its driving forces. Competition may stimulate high achievers, but may also demotivate or even damage the rest. Ipsative feedback (on progress) and personal learning gain measurements are often hidden. A range of global case studies from school and higher education illustrate four themes: the benefits of ipsative feedback, making good use of learning gain measurement, the challenges of implementing these novel practices and how to combine new approaches with traditional assessment methods. Exploring the difficulties of turning the tables on hierarchies based on achievement and whether it is fair to elevate progress, this book will be the start of conversations about a future that is not obsessed with testing and grades
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 06, 2017)
Subject Educational evaluation -- Case studies.
Educational tests and measurements -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hughes, Gwyneth (Author of Ipsative assessment), editor
ISBN 1137565020 (electronic bk.)
9781137565020 (electronic bk.)