Evaluating assessment systems
This report explores the concept of evaluation, as it applies to educational assessment systems; and then presents a framework for evaluating them. It is intended as a tool for helping the Education and Skills Select Committee to grapple with the many questions which comprise its New Inquiry into Testing and Assessment particularly the very broad ones, like:
- is the testing and assessment in 'summative' tests (for example, GCSE, AS, A2) fit for purpose?
- should the system of national tests be changed? If so, should the tests be modified or abolished?