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The International Handbook of Evaluation and Assessment in Education

The International Handbook of Evaluation and Assessment in Education (Springer) is now calling for chapter proposals. This international handbook is edited by Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber, the Head of the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB) at the University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland. The book will be published by Springer:


Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018

Aims and Scope

This handbook aims to bring together chapters by distinguished authors from around the world. It provides a comprehensive up-to-date compilation of important issues of and around educational assessment and evaluation and includes key researchers and practitioners as authors with rigorously reviewed top-quality contributions. The book takes the scope of providing readers with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of evaluation and assessment in education. The volume is theory-oriented and methodology-based and seeks to bridge the gap between theory, research and practice. The target group is thus both researchers and practitioners.

Therefore, the handbook explores and discusses:
-       theories of evaluation and assessment,
-       functions, roles, aims and purposes of evaluation and assessment,
-       impact of evaluation and assessment,
-       methodology, design and methods of evaluation and assessment,
-       principles, standards and quality of evaluation and assessment,
-       issues of planning, coordinating, conducting, and reporting of evaluation and assessment


General Information for Authors

The International Handbook of Evaluation and Assessment in Education uses an electronic submission and review process. Authors are strongly advised to carefully read the Aims and Scope of the handbook. Proposals that clearly do not meet standards for scholarship or are not consistent with the Aims & Scope will not be sent out for review.

Chapter proposals should be submitted via

Authors will be required provide personal information. Authors shall also clearly indicate which section(s) they wish to author. All the chapter proposals should be approximately 500 words in length, following the style of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Authors should strictly review the proposals to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism before the submission. All the proposals will be screened, and the selected authors will be contacted by the editorial board to submit a full chapter manuscript.

Book Structure

After conducting an extensive review on literature, the Editorial Board proposed the following book structure. The handbook comprises two volumes with 19 sections, a total of 100 chapters organised in six parts (ex. foreword). 

Part I: Theories of Evaluation and Assessment (2 sections, 7 chapters)

Section 1: Theories (4 chapters)
Section 2: Types and Models (3 chapters)

Part II: Methodology (4 sections, 28 chapters)

Section 3: Methodology (9 chapters)
Section 4: Quantitative Methods (7 chapters)
Section 5: Qualitative Methods (7 chapters)
Section 6: Mixed Methods (5 chapters)

Part III: Principles, Standards and Quality (5 sections, 22 chapters)

Section 7: Principles and Standards (5 chapters)
Section 8: Impact/Effect (6 chapters)
Section 9: Professionalization (3 chapters)
Section 10: Evaluation of Evaluation and Assessment (3 chapters)
Section 11: Research on Evaluation and Assessment (5 chapters)

Part IV: Practical Issues (4 sections, 14 chapters)

Section 12: Commissioning of and Applying for Evaluation and Assessment (3 chapters)
Section 13: Collaboration (3 chapters)
Section 14: From Evaluation and Assessment to Research (5 chapters)
Section 15: From Evaluation and Assessment to Development (3 chapters)

Part V: Areas of Evaluation and Assessment (2 sections, 25 chapters)

Section 16: Areas of Evaluation and Assessment in Education (10 chapters)
Section 17: Regional similarities and differences (10 chapters)
Section 18: Other Fields of Evaluation and Assessment Research and Practice (5 chapters)

Part VI: Toolbox (1 section, 4 chapters)

Section 19: Toolbox (4 chapters)


Submission Procedure and Important Dates

The submission procedure includes two steps.

  • Step 1 Submitting the chapter proposal:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit the chapter proposals by March 15, 2018 via

  • Step 2 Submitting the full paper manuscript:

Contributors will be notified by April 30, 2018 on the status of the chapter proposal. Authors of accepted proposals will be sent chapter guidelines. A first complete manuscript of the chapter is expected to be submitted by September, 2018. All the submitted chapters will go through a double-blind review process. The editor-in-chief and section editors will make the final decisions regarding the final acceptance of the chapters. Final manuscripts of all chapters are due by January 31, 2019.

Recap of the important dates

  • Call for chapter proposals: August 2017
  • Deadline of chapter proposal submission: March 15, 2018
  • Notification: April 30, 2018
  • Deadline of the first complete full paper manuscript: September 30, 2018
  • Comments from the editorial board: December 31, 2018
  • Deadline of the final full paper manuscript: January 31, 2019
  • Review from the editorial board: March 2019
  • Final editing and proofing: May 2019
  • Publication: July 2019

Please click here for the book flyer

For any inquiries about this handbook, please contact the editor-in-chief:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber
Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB)
University of Teacher Education Zug, Central Switzerland
Zugerbergstrasse 3 
CH-6301 Zug, Switzerland 

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