The Central Role of Assessment in Pedagogy

Authored by: Paul Black , J. Myron Atkin

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  July  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415629379
eBook ISBN: 9780203097267
Adobe ISBN: 9781136221972

10.4324/9780203097267.ch38

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Abstract

School governing boards at local and state levels in many countries long had the obligation of establishing the curriculum—by law, as in the United States, or by embedded practice, as in England, or by some combination of the two, as in Australia and Germany. These boards discussed and decided the subjects that should be taught and, not infrequently, determined the specific topics within each one that should be included.

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