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Is Assessment Fair?

1st Edition

Isabel Nisbet; Stuart Shaw
eISBN-13: 9781529738407

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Fairness in educational assessment has become a major talking point and allegations that assessments are unfair are commonplace on social media and in the press. But what does fairness mean in practice and how can we evaluate it?


This book offers a timely and necessary investigation, exploring the concept through the lenses of: measurement theory, social justice, the law and philosophy in order to put forward a template for fairness in educational assessment.


Drawing on international examples from the UK, US, Australia and South East Asia, this book offers a commentary on fairness that is highly relevant to the changing context of assessment today.


If you have a professional or academic interest in educational assessment, are a education policymakers or are just interested in working to make assessment fair, then this book is for you! 

ISBNs 9781526474926, 9781526474926, 9781529738407, 1529738407
Language English
Number of Pages 184
Edition 1st