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The Local practices of assessment

Knight, Peter (2006). The Local practices of assessment. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(4) pp. 435–452.

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It is argued that assessment discourses are essentially local discourses. Assessment warrants, such as certificates and diplomas, are essentially local creations. They ought not to be treated as valid and reliable descriptions of general achievement. The case is developed by distinguishing between three forms of assessment and arguing that different forms of assessment support different degrees of confidence in our judgements of achievement.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0260-2938
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Item ID: 6086
Depositing User: Peter Knight
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:55
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