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Assessment in Singapore - Perspectives in Classroom Practice
AuthorToh Poh Guan & Leong See Cheng
PublisherSingapore Examinations and Assessment Board
SynopsisThis book, Assessment in Singapore: Perspectives for Classroom Practices, is a collection of essays on topics in educational assessment written by the staff-members of the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

The essays are organised broadly around three themes:
• Assessment concerns in Singapore schools
• Best practices in assessment
• Development of assessment Singapore

The 26 essays on educational assessment are:

1. What do we do when we assess achievement?
2. What are the main ideas of “Assessment for Learning”?
3. What can the Taxonomy of Learning Gaps tell us about learning and assessment?
4. How can teachers implement “Assessment as Learning” in the classroom?
5. What validity is and isn’t
6. How to vet test papers
7. How can coursework be meaningful and manageable in schools?
8. How to set open-ended questions
9. How to reduce subjectivity in marking open-ended responses
10. What are the issues teachers should address to enhance students’ skill of constructing explanations for upper secondary Social Studies?
11. What is a good essay?
12. Where do the ideas for primary Science questions come from?
13. How to use the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) to develop primary Science questions
14. How to review primary Science questions
15. What are some key ideas of school-based assessment of science practical skills?
16. What tools can I use to design comprehension questions of varying cognitive demands?
17. Why passage-based questions for Literature are assessed holistically
18. How effective are source-based questions in testing higher-order thinking?
19. How to ensure that the items or tasks developed to assess oral skills do indeed assess the intended skills
20. What should be considered in developing mark schemes?
21. Synoptic Assessment – Why and How
22. How can we maintain comparable demands of Humanities examination papers over the years?
23. How to judge demands in test items
24. How can teachers make better use of information from an item analysis?
25. How to make the reporting of test results more meaningful
26. How to better align classroom assessments to the changes to the English Language Functional Writing tasks at primary level

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