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Gardner, John R., Ed. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2005
This book provides a comprehensive overview of assessment used to support learning, and it makes this area accessible and understandable for a wise range of users. This unique text is a major source of practice-based theory on assessment for learning, a formative assessment to support individual development and motivate learners. Key areas covered…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Student Motivation
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Boaler, Jo; William, Dylan; Brown, Margaret – British Educational Research Journal, 2000
Reports findings from the first two years of a four-year longitudinal study on the influence of ability grouping practices on English students' attitudes and achievement in mathematics in six schools. Traces achievement and attitudes of students as they move from Year 8 to Year 9 using questionnaires, interviews, and classroom observation. (CMK)|
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Boaler, Jo; William, Dylan; Zevenbergen, Robyn – 2000
Drawing on data from 120 interviews with secondary schools students of mathematics aged from 14 to 18 in England and the United States, this paper argues that young people's developing identities are an important and neglected factor in success at secondary school mathematics. Students in both countries believe mathematics to be rigid and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Mathematics Education, Secondary Education