Optimising New Modes of Assessment: In Search of Qualities and Standards

  • Mien Segers
  • Filip Dochy
  • Eduardo Cascallar

Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Katrien Struyven, Filip Dochy, Steven Janssens
    Pages 171-223
  3. Henry Braun
    Pages 267-288
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 289-299

About this book


French novelist Marcel Proust instructs us that, “a voyage of discovery consists, not of seeking new landscapes, but of seeing through new eyes.” Nowhere in the practice of education do we need to see through new eyes than in the domain of assessment. We have been trapped by our collective experiences to see a limited array of things to be assessed, a very few ways of assessing them, limited strategies for communicating results and inflexible roles of players in the assessment drama. This edited book of readings jolts us out of traditional habits of mind about assessment. An international team of innovative thinkers relies on the best current research on learning and cognition, to describe how to use assessment to promote, not merely check for, student learning. In effect, they explore a new vision of assessment for the new millennium. The authors address the rapidly expanding array of achievement targets students must hit, the increasingly productive variety of assessment methods available to educators, innovative ways of collecting and communicating evidence of learning, and a fundamental redefinition of both students’ and teachers’ roles in the assessment process.


education higher education learning quality science education strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mien Segers
    • 1
  • Filip Dochy
    • 2
  • Eduardo Cascallar
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Leiden and University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of LeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.American Institutes for ResearchUSA

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