Ipsative Assessment

Motivation through Marking Progress

Authors: Hughes, G.

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Ipsative assessment is a powerful new approach that provokes a radical rethink of the purposes and methods of assessment. This book presents a case for partially replacing competitive assessment with ipsative assessment, and it explores the possibilities and the challenges with research evidence and case studies.

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“Ipsative Assessment provides an insightful look into the philosophies, principles, processes, and realities of assessment in education and beyond. Hughes’s argument in favour of empowering learners and teachers provides a thought-provoking take on the potential and the limitations of assessment that is certain to make this book a favourite with teachers, learners, and educational assessment stakeholders alike.” (Paraskevi Mylona, London Review of Education, Vol. 13 (3), December, 2015)

"The take-home message from Ipsative Assessment: Motivation through Marking Progress is that ipsative assessment is not new, but formal institutional systems adopting this perspective are scarce. Therefore, in order to successfully support students' learning, institutions need to adopt a dual system approach that combines traditional purposes of assessments (e.g., competition) with processes that support scaffolded learning (i.e., ipsative assessment)." - British Journal of Educational Studies


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • A Fresh Look at Assessment

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 1-12

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  • The Purposes of Assessment: Competition and Social Selection

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 15-32

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  • Assessment for Learning: In the Shadows?

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 33-52

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  • The Effects of Competition on Assessment for Learning

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 53-70

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  • Exploring Ipsative Assessment

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 71-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ipsative Assessment
Book Subtitle
Motivation through Marking Progress
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26722-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137267221
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26721-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44335-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 226
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