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The assessment of practical skills

Reiss, MJ; Abrahams, I; (2015) The assessment of practical skills. School Science Review , 357 pp. 40-44. Green open access

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Abstract

Major changes are currently afoot as to how practical work will be assessed in high status examinations (GCSEs for 16 year-olds and ‘A’ levels for 18 year-olds) in England. We explore here how practical skills might best be assessed in school science and introduce two terms: direct assessment of practical skills (DAPS) and indirect assessment of practical skills (IAPS). We conclude that both the direct and indirect assessment of practical skills have their place in effective assessment of school science and that too great a reliance on the indirect assessment of practical skills will lead to assessment that is less valid.

Type: Article
Title: The assessment of practical skills
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ase.org.uk/journals/school-science-revi...
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Authors 2015.
Keywords: practical work, practical skills
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1493238
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