Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain

Exploring International Case Studies

Editors: Hughes, Gwyneth (Ed.)

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  • Develops a radical evaluation of assessment to encourage learners to celebrate their individual progress and learning journey
  • Questions whether it is fair to elevate progress or place excessive emphasis on test results
  • Builds on a range of global case studies across educational contexts to highlight the benefits of ipsative assessment
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About this book

This innovative book offers a new approach to assessment in which learners can follow their own learning journey using cumulative feedback or measurements of distance travelled from different starting points. Education currently mirrors the values and practices of a highly competitive world  with testing, grading and monitoring of standards becoming its driving forces. Competition may stimulate high achievers, but may also demotivate or even damage the rest. Ipsative feedback (on progress) and personal learning gain measurements are often hidden. A range of global case studies from school and higher education illustrate four themes: the benefits of ipsative feedback, making good use of learning gain measurement, the challenges of implementing these novel practices and how to combine new approaches with traditional assessment methods. Exploring the difficulties of turning the tables on hierarchies based on achievement and whether it is fair to elevate progress, this book will be the start of conversations about a future that is not obsessed with testing and grades.

About the authors

Gwyneth Hughes is a Reader in Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK. After starting her career teaching in secondary education, she now has 20 years of experience of teaching, leadership, research and development work in higher education and is still learning. She is author of Ipsative Assessment: Motivation through Marking Progress and a co-author of Learning Transitions in Higher Education.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introducing Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain: Voices from Practitioners and the Themes of the Collection

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 1-23

  • Exploring the Relationship Between Ipsative Assessment and Institutional Learning Gain

    Hughes, Gwyneth

    Pages 25-41

  • Using Ipsative Assessment to Enhance First-Year Undergraduate Self-Regulation in Chinese College English Classrooms

    Zhou, Jiming (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Supporting Student Learning with Cumulative Coversheets

    Winstanley, Carrie

    Pages 65-84

  • Raising Self-Efficacy Through Ipsative Assessment and Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment Programme

    McIntyre, Kit

    Pages 85-104

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56501-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ipsative Assessment and Personal Learning Gain
Book Subtitle
Exploring International Case Studies
Editors
  • Gwyneth Hughes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56502-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56502-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56501-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 265
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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