14. Outcomes

Key issues

Summative and formative educational evaluation


The chapter explores issues surrounding summative assessment, education evaluation and how these impact upon everyday teaching.  

For an examination of the key role that graded lesson observations have within the measurement of quality in the post-compulsory education sector:

Thompson C.A , Wolstencroft, P. (2014) ‘Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle’ – surviving the lesson observation process in further education

Research in Post-Compulsory Education V. 19, I. 3, Routledge. London.

O’Leary, M. (2015) Measurement as an obstacle to improvement: moving beyond the limitations of graded lesson observations’. Bloomsbury. London.

Research Briefings

Diagrams and figures