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Educational assessment is understood as a social practice and social product by taking economic, political and cultural contexts into account. Openness in assessment is utilizing a range of assessment forms that are more appropriate to assess context-based knowledge and represent diverse cultural meanings.

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Openness and educational assessment

  1. 1. Openness and educational assessment <br />XiaoyuLu<br />December 2010<br />
  2. 2. Educational assessment is judgement or evaluation about performance and achievement in learning. <br />
  3. 3. Openness in assessment is utilizing a variety of assessment forms in students’ learning.<br />
  4. 4. Forms of assessment <br />
  5. 5. ● Forms of assessment include journal assignment, presentation, portfolios, performance tasks, authentic samples. <br />
  6. 6. ● They are called alternative or authentic assessments which relate to students’ real-life or hand-on experiences. <br />
  7. 7. ● Alternative assessment emerged from economic development and cultural globalization. <br />
  8. 8. Labour market and openness <br />
  9. 9. ● Significance of knowledge is recognized by labour market andreflected by the changes of requirement in employment.<br />
  10. 10. ● Procedural knowledge has to be addressed through educational assessment system. <br />
  11. 11. ● Traditional assessment shows limitations in knowledge economic. <br />
  12. 12. Openness and multicultural society <br />
  13. 13. ● Education has a role of integrating cultural diversity and fostering social cohesion.<br />
  14. 14. ● Openness is about offering a range of options within a syllabus to reflect students’ diverse interests. <br />
  15. 15. ● Openness allows students to represent their cultural values and beliefs. <br />
  16. 16. ●Traditional assessment offers limited space for cultural minorities to articulate and legitimate their own diverse cultural and historical meanings . <br />
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