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Key Journals on Assessment

The following is a list of journals which focuses on classroom assessment and assessment in general. Descriptions presented describe the aim and scope of the respective journals. These titles are recommended for readers looking to develop a grounding in assessment theory and practice.

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (PARE) is an on-line journal providing access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, and evaluation. Manuscripts published in PARE are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about methodological issues and practices. PARE is intended to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends, and research developments from a variety of settings. PARE is committed to highlighting research that focuses on equity in assessment and measurement. To that end, we encourage the submission of manuscripts that address issues of equity and fairness – particularly articles that focuses on the assessment experiences and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

Assessment Matters
Assessment Matters is a refereed, international journal that pushes the thinking in assessment in education research, policy and practice.

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
Recent decades have witnessed significant developments in the field of educational assessment. New approaches to the assessment of student achievement have been complemented by the increasing prominence of educational assessment as a policy issue. In particular, there has been a growth of interest in modes of assessment that promote, as well as measure, standards and quality. These have profound implications for individual learners, institutions and the educational system itself.
Assessment in Education
 provides a focus for scholarly output in the field of assessment. The journal is explicitly international in focus and encourages contributions from a wide range of assessment systems and cultures. The journal’s intention is to explore both commonalities and differences in policy and practice. 

Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability
The main objective of this international journal is to advance knowledge and dissemination of research on and about assessment, evaluation and accountability of all kinds and on various levels as well as in all fields of education. The journal provides readers with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of evaluation, assessment and accountability in education. The journal is theory-oriented and methodology-based and seeks to connect research, policy making and practice. 

Studies in Educational Evaluation
Studies in Educational Evaluation publishes original reports of evaluation studies
Four types of articles are published by the journal: 
(a) Empirical evaluation studies representing evaluation practice in educational systems around the world; 
(b) Theoretical reflections and empirical studies related to issues involved in the evaluation of educational programs, educational institutions, educational personnel and student assessment (emphasis added)
(c) Articles summarizing the state-of-the-art concerning specific topics in evaluation in general or in a particular country or group of countries; 
(d) Book reviews and brief abstracts of evaluation studies.

Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy
The Canadian Journal for Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP) is devoted to scholarly and critical works in the field of educational administration. Thearticles that it accepts for review must address administrative or policy issues relevant to education and educational systems in Canada. Comparative articles as well as expositions on educational administration in relation to sociology, philosophy, history, and theory are welcomed. It is a forum for articles addressing the administration of schools and higher education institutions, Indigenous educational contexts, and the education of adult learners. CJEAP accepts contributions from scholars, policy makers, graduate students, practitioners, and researchers in education and related fields.

Educational Assessment

Educational Assessment publishes original research on the design, analysis and use of assessment to deepen understanding of the performance and quality of individuals, groups, and programs in educational settings. It welcomes rigorous theoretical pieces and empirical studies (quantitative or qualitative) that can inform important national and international discussions in educational policy and practice.

Acknowledgement: Thank you to Dr. Man-Wai Chu for her additions to this list.