The What Teachers Need to Know Aboutseries aims to refresh and expand basic teaching knowledge and classroom experience. Books in the series provide essential information about a range of subjects necessary for today's teachers to do their jobs effectively.
What Teachers Need to Know About Assessment and Reporting is a response to the pressures on teachers and schools not only to improve the quality of teaching, but also to demonstrate improved outcomes.
Many teachers apply assessment approaches which are familiar from their own education or that are learnt from peers. This book seeks to fill the gap in teacher knowledge about assessment and reporting and to provide practical support in this area for teachers and school leaders.
Exploring assessment from the perspectives of classroom, school, system and nation, it provides straightforward explanations of the complementary relationships of the different perspectives.
A collaboration between an ex-school principal and a university academic, this book provides practical information, and explores the various purposes of assessment. It provides practical guidance on creating and scoring assessments, interpreting and using data, and reporting the results to various audiences for various purposes.
With over 45 years' experience in education, Peter Westwood has taught students of all ages from preschool to tertiary, and much of his classroom career was spent teaching students with special educational needs.
After some years serving in the School of Special Education and Disability Studies at Flinders University in South Australia, he is currently a Visiting Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Peter has published many articles and books for teachers and for children.