Student assessment needs: A revolutionary idea?

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With increased performance pressure upon many students, there is concern about the effect of formal assessments, such as school leaving examinations and tests, upon the well-being of young people. In the UK, student assessments have become more stringent, leading to an increased need to address student test anxiety, particularly for vulnerable groups, either through intervention or, more controversially, applications for test accommodations.
This lecture outlines how the notion of ‘student assessment needs’, having been previously discursively deleted, can be a simple and useful
organising concept for the development of the assessment system. In
particular, the concept will require that assessment systems are designed in response to feedback from all students, with students participating as stakeholders, utilising functional evidence of need, and in a way which reflects the valid purposes of educational assessment in 2017.
Period20 Oct 2017
Event title2nd PanHellenic Conference of School Psychology
Event typeConference
LocationVolos, GreeceShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational