The publication of this fourth edition could not occur at a more critical time.
Over the years, assessment has changed in schools. However, rather than moving towards a greater professional role for teachers in assessment, as we have advocated in our position statement entitled, Teachers at the Heart of Assessment, there is evidence of greater prescription and more paperwork. This publication explains the language of assessment and assessment processes, and is written for those who want to look behind the facts and make sense of performance data. By Sue Swaffield and Pete Dudley.