Assessment Challenges, the Law and the Future

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Title Assessment Challenges, the Law and the Future
Author Cumming, Jacqueline Joy
Book Title Educational Assessment in the 21st Century: Connecting Theory and Practice
Editor Prof. Claire Wyatt-Smith & Prof. J. Joy Cumming
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Abstract This chapter takes a legal perspective on educational assessment issues, examining court responses to challenges to educational assessment in the jurisdictions of Australia, the United States of America (United States) and England. To date, the predominant focus of legal challenges in education has been regarding either education for children with special needs, or allegations of negligence resulting in physical or emotional injury. However, throughout the jurisdictions considered, challenges on assessment-focused grounds have included discrimination in assessment and testing, allegations of inappropriate assessment and/or failure to provide appropriate educational instruction as a result of errors in assessment. The chapter explains briefly the nature of law in the jurisdictions considered, including legislation and case law.
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Edition First
Chapter Number 9
Page from 157
Page to 179
ISBN 978-1-4020-9963-2
Date Accessioned 2010-03-02
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Assessment and Evaluation
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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