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Educational Outcomes Assessment and Validity Testing

  • Eleonora ConcinaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_94-1



The assessment of educational outcomes is a multidimensional process which aims to monitor, analyze, and evaluate learners’ performances as a result of their involvement in educational experiences. It is one of the core concepts of the teaching-learning process, and it has a great impact on all the educational paths. Educational assessment has several aims, related both to the promotion of the full development of the individual and of the evaluation and improvement of instructional practices and pedagogical approaches. It applies many strategies that allow to collect data and gather information, in order to express a judgment that could be representative of the educational outcomes and the teaching-learning process that has took place. Assessment strategies may be applied by external evaluators (e.g., teachers, educators, and administrators) in terms of testing and grading; also the learners themselves can take part in assessing...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)University of PadovaPadovaItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Theam Foo Ng
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Global Sustainability StudiesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia