Paul E. Newton, Clarifying the purposes of educational assessment, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 14:2, 149-170

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Paul E. Newton, Clarifying the purposes of educational assessment, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, (2007) 14:2, 149-170.

 

 

An analysis of the difficulties associated with dividing assessment into summative and formative purposes.

He represents concerns that the use of summative and formative for assessment might be a problem because of the lack of clear theoretical and philosophical clarity in the underpinnings (and definitions).

Considers the distinction between formative and summative purposes as “spurious”. (p. 151).

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