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Historical background to assessment
INTRODUCTION
1.1 HISTORICAL ISSUES AND ASSESSMENT
1.1.1 The Chinese literati
1.1.2 The feudal system in Europe
1.1.3 Colonialism in Africa
2.1 THE EXAM CRISIS IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS
2.1.2 Are tests and exams still useful forms of assessment?
2.2 THE INFLUENCE OF CONTEXT ON THE EDUCATIONAL SITUATION
2.2.1 The key economic forces that drive our new education system
2.3 CHANGES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT
2.3.1 Changes in South Africa's social context
2.3.2 Changes in South Africa's political context
2.4.1 The National Curriculum Statement
2.4.2 Change as a process
2.5 OUTCOMES-BASED EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT
2.5.1 The term ``outcomes-based''
2.6 REFLECTION ON THE CASE STUDY
Why assess?
3.1 CHOOSING A PURPOSE FOR ASSESSMENT
3.1.1 Assessment in order to grade or sort
3.1.2 Assessment in order to promote or select
3.1.3 Assessment in order to evaluate
3.1.4 Assessment in order to predict
3.1.5 Assessment in order to control
3.1.6 Assessment in order to diagnose
3.1.7 Assessment in order to guide and motivate
3.1.8 Assessment in order to learn
3.2 KEY CONCEPTS IN ASSESSMENT
3.2.1 Approaches to assessment
3.2.2 Assessment involves comparison
3.2.3 Fairness in assessment
3.3 THE TEACHER AND ASSESSMENT
3.3.1 Planning an assessment cycle
3.3.2 The focus and purpose of assessment
Effective assessment
4.1 ASSESSING WITH OUTCOMES AND INTEGRATION IN MIND
4.1.1 Planning to integrate teaching and assessment
4.1.2 Planning the assessment strategy
4.2 THE ASSESSMENT OF HIGHER-ORDER THINKING SKILLS
4.2.1 Bloom's taxonomy of thinking
4.2.2 Questions and answers
4.2.3 Instructions and action words
4.2.4 Activities
4.3 FAIRNESS
4.3.1 Curriculum fidelity and diversity
4.3.2 Eliminate gender and cultural bias
4.4 ASSESSMENT AND MODERATION
4.5 USEFUL FEEDBACK
5.1 REPORTING ACCORDING TO OUTCOMES
5.2 CRITERION-REFERENCED REPORTING FOR GRADES
5.3 CRITERION-REFERENCED REPORTING PER OUTCOME
5.4 REFLECTION ON EFFECTIVE RECORDING
ADDENDUM A
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