The local practices of assessment

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02602930600679126

Abstract

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.

Viewing alternatives

Metrics

Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions

Item Actions

Export

About

  • Item ORO ID
  • 6086
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1469-297X
  • Extra Information
  • Special Issue: Learning-oriented assessment: principles and practice
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2006 Taylor & Francis
  • Depositing User
  • Peter Knight

Recommendations