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Students' rights in assessment and evaluation

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Citation

Gardner J & Holmes B (2010) Students' rights in assessment and evaluation. In: Peterson P, Baker E & McGaw B (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education. 3rd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 378-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00353-5; https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00353-5

Abstract
Students' rights in the assessment and evaluation of their learning are not generally enshrined in legislation in most countries, but there are widely endorsed standards, codes of practice, and legislative frameworks that are used to promote fairness and good practice. The most prominent and relevant of these, the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, are outlined along with details of some of the more common problematic areas such as lack of student voice in most credentialing and accountability contexts, and challenges to academic judgment.

Keywords
Accountability; Assessment; Assessment for learning; Credentialing; Evaluation; Fair practice; Standards; Student rights

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2010
PublisherElsevier
Publisher URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00353-5
Place of publicationAmsterdam
ISBN978-0-08-044894-7

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Professor John Gardner
Professor John Gardner

Professor, Education