Mastering the Art of Assessment

150,000 تومان

مؤلف : دکتر علیرضا ملکی

انتشارات: آکادمیک

چاپخانه و صحافی: دانشگاه خوارزمی

شابک : 5-036-376-622-978

نوبت چاپ: اول/ 1402

شمارگان 500 نسخه

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Mastering the Art of Assessment:

A Practical Guide for Educators

About the Author

Alireza Maleki, a PhD holder in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), is a certified teacher trainer, researcher, and university lecturer in Khorasan-e Razavi province, Iran. He runs various workshops regarding teaching and assessing English skills interactively in ELT institutions and organizations. He has also published and presented papers in international and national journals and conferences. He is a journal reviewer and also has a keen interest in educational assessment concepts and subjects. His papers are relevant to various areas of educational assessment, specifically formative assessment, online assessment, democratic assessment, formative feedback, and fairness in assessment.

Preface

Assessment is a crucial part of education. It helps us understand how well students are doing, guides our teaching decisions, and shapes our education system.

This book, aptly titled “Mastering the Art of Assessment: A Practical Guide for Educators”, provides a comprehensive journey into the intricate world of assessment.

Chapter 1 lays the foundation by elucidating what assessment is, how it differs from testing, and why it is crucial in education. It sets the tone for the rest of the book, providing the necessary background and context for readers to understand the complex nature of assessment.

Building on these basics, Chapter 2 delves into the design of effective assessments. It explores various facets like setting clear learning objectives, considering bias and fairness, understanding reliability and validity, and the emerging role of technology in assessment design.

Chapters 3 and 4 focus on a specific type of assessment – formative assessment. These chapters explore the principles, benefits, challenges, and strategies related to formative assessment. The emphasis on feedback, a cornerstone of formative assessment, underscores its role in promoting learning.

The book then transitions to the realm of online assessment in Chapter 5, a particularly pertinent topic in today’s digital age. It discusses the advantages, challenges, types, and design principles of online assessments, as well as considerations for maintaining security and integrity.

Chapter 6 introduces the intriguing interplay between culture and assessment. It probes how cultural influences shape assessment practices and offers strategies for culturally responsive assessment. This chapter highlights the importance of promoting equity and inclusion in assessment.

Chapter 7 shines a spotlight on teacher education and assessment. It stresses the need for preparing teachers for effective assessment practices, fostering collaborative assessment practices, and promoting professional development in assessment.

Finally, Chapter 8 propels the reader into the future of assessment, exploring emerging technologies, the role of gamification and artificial intelligence, and the need to adapt assessment practices in response to changing educational landscapes. Ethical considerations, an often-overlooked aspect, are also addressed.

“Mastering the Art of Assessment: A Practical Guide for Educators” is designed to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded understanding of educational assessment in its current state and potential future. Whether you’re a teacher, student, policy-maker, or just an interested reader, this book aims to deepen your understanding of assessment, its role, its potentials, and its challenges.

Remember, assessment is not merely a means to measure, but a cornerstone for growth and empowerment.

Let us embark on this enlightening expedition together.

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