Assessment reform in the Asia Pacific region: The theory and practice of self-directed learning oriented assessment

Magdalena Mo Ching MOK

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Abstract

Major education systems in the Asia-Pacific region have introduced many assessment reforms since the turn of the century. Although varying in their implementation strategies, these reforms share common emphases on assessment for learning and on assessment as learning. Despite these paradigm changes on the conception of assessment, however, many countries in the region have also in common deeply rooted examination cultures. The self-directed learning oriented assessment (SLOA) framework is put forward in this volume as a possible solution that embraces the conceptions of assessment for, as and of learning. This chapter introduces the theoretical underpinnings of SLOA, the tools available for implementing SLOA and the examples of successful implementation of SLOA in four systems. Discussions in this chapter show that changing assessment from its single purpose of selecting the best to a multiple purpose of selection, learning enhancement and outcome diagnosis are not only necessary but are also feasible and rewarding. Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-directed learning oriented assessments in the Asia-Pacific
EditorsMagdalena Mo Ching MOK
Place of PublicationDordrecht, The Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-22
ISBN (Electronic)9789400745070
ISBN (Print)9789400745063
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Mok, M. M. C. (2013). Assessment reform in the Asia Pacific region: The theory and practice of self-directed learning oriented assessment. In M. M. C. Mok (Ed.), Self-directed learning oriented assessments in the Asia-Pacific (pp. 3-22). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Keywords

  • Item response theory
  • Education reform
  • Computerize adaptive testing
  • Metacognitive knowledge
  • English reading

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