This book, Assessment in Singapore: Perspectives for Classroom Practice, 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 in Singapore
The 26 essays on educational assessment are:
- What do we do when we assess achievement?
- What are the main ideas of “Assessment for Learning”?
- What can the Taxonomy of Learning Gaps tell us about learning and assessment?
- How can teachers implement “Assessment as Learning” in the classroom?
- What validity is and isn’t
- How to vet test papers
- How can coursework be meaningful and manageable in schools?
- How to set open-ended questions
- How to reduce subjectivity in marking open-ended responses
- What are the issues teachers should address to enhance students’ skill of constructing explanations for upper secondary Social Studies?
- What is a good essay?
- Where do the ideas for primary Science questions come from?
- How to use the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) to develop primary Science questions
- How to review primary Science questions
- What are some key ideas of school-based assessment of science practical skills?
- What tools can I use to design comprehension questions of varying cognitive demands?
- Why passage-based questions for Literature are assessed holistically
- How effective are source-based questions in testing higher-order thinking?
- How to ensure that the items or tasks developed to assess oral skills do indeed assess the intended skills
- What should be considered in developing mark schemes?
- Synoptic Assessment – Why and How
- How can we maintain comparable demands of Humanities examination papers over the years?
- How to judge demands in test items
- How can teachers make better use of information from an item analysis?
- How to make the reporting of test results more meaningful?
- How to better align classroom assessments to the changes to the English Language Functional Writing tasks at primary level
Interested parties may purchase the book from Toppan Leefung