Leadership of Assessment, Inclusion, and Learning by Shelleyann ScottLeadership of Assessment, Inclusion, and Learning by Shelleyann Scott

Leadership of Assessment, Inclusion, and Learning

byShelleyann ScottEditorDonald E. Scott, Charles F. Webber

Hardcover | October 28, 2015

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This book provides pragmatic strategies and models for student assessment and ameliorates the heightened sense of confusion that too many educators and leaders experience around the complexities associated with assessment. In particular, it offers guidance to school and district personnel charged with fair and appropriate assessment of students who represent a wide variety of abilities and cultures. Chapters focus on issues that directly impact the educational lives of teachers, students, parents, and caregivers. Importantly, the confluence of assessment practices and community expectations also are highlighted.

Assessment is highly politicised in contemporary society and this book will both confirm and challenge readers' beliefs and practices. Indeed, discerning readers will understand that the chapters offer them a bridge from many established assessment paradigms to pragmatic, ethical solutions that align with current expectations for schools and districts.

In Part One, readers engage with concepts and skills needed by school learning leaders to guide optimal assessment practices. Part Two delves into student assessment within and across disciplines. Part Three provides pragmatic approaches that address assessment in the context of inclusive intercultural education, pluralism, and globalisation.

Title:Leadership of Assessment, Inclusion, and LearningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:367 pagesPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319233467

ISBN - 13:9783319233468

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Table of Contents

About the Editors.- About the Contributors.-1 . Reconceptualising Instructional Leadership: Exploring the Relationships between Leadership, Instructional Design, Assessment, and Student Needs;Shelleyann Scott.- PART 1: Pragmatics of Assessment Leadership - What Leaders Need to Know About Assessment.-2 . Educational Renovations: Nailing Down Terminology in Assessment;Michelle McKean and E. Nola Aitken.-3 . Assessment and Cooperative Learning: The Missing Think;Barrie Bennett.- PART 2. Pragmatics of Assessment Leadership in the Disciplines.-4 . Rubrics and Exemplars in Writing Assessment;Johanna de Leeuw.-5 . Arts-inspired Performance Assessment Considerations for Educational Leaders;Matthew J. Meyer.-6 . Assessment for Learning in a Math Classroom;Sharon Friesen.-7 . Supporting Optimal Student Assessment Practices in Science as a Core Subject Area;Ann Sherman and Leo MacDonald.- PART 3: Pragmatics of Assessment Leadership for Inclusion.-8 . Effective Leadership for Inclusionary Practice: Assessment Considerations for Cognitively Challenged Students;Elaine Fournier, Shelleyann Scott, and Donald E. Scott.-9 . Assessing Bilingual and Multilingual Learners in Mainstream Classrooms;Sylvie Roy.-10 . Leading Assessment for Gifted and Talented Students: The Pursuit of Mediocrity of Excellence?;Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott, and Leanne Longmire.-11 . Fairer Assessment for Indigenous Students: An Australian Perspective;Val Klenowski.-12 . Challenges, Tensions and Possibilities: An Analysis of Assessment Policy and Practice in New Zealand;Bronwen Cowie and Dawn Penney.-13 . First Nations Assessment Issues;David F. Philpott.-14 . Assessment Practices and Aboriginal Students;Jacqueline Ottmann and Joan Jeary.- Index.