Book Chapter

Students' rights in assessment and evaluation



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.;

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.

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

Publication date31/12/2010
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Place of publicationAmsterdam

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Professor John Gardner
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