This book discusses the recent assessment movements in the
eastern and western worlds with particular focuses on the policies,
implementation, and impacts of assessment reform on education. A
new perspective of assessment sees assessment as a means to enhance
This book examines the tensions, challenges and outcomes (intended
and unintended) of assessment reform arising at the interface of
policy and implementation, and implementation and student learning.
The book reviews the experiences insights gained from research, and
identifies the facilitators and hindrances to effective change. It
reflects current thinking of assessment and provides the readers
with ample background information of assessment development in many
countries including USA, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern
Ireland, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.