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ERIC Number: ED205569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7242-0795-3
Mapping of Assessment Procedures in Schools: A Study of Assessment Procedures in Three Subject Areas at Year 12 Level in Queensland State Secondary Schools.
McBryde, Bruce; Lamont, Ann
In the light of recommendations for future directions in secondary education made by the Review of School Based Assessment in Queensland Secondary Schools, this study aimed to systematically map current internal assessment practices for grade 12, and to determine the degree of satisfaction in schools with these practices. The study was performed in two stages: (1) a preliminary pilot study of six schools to determine study strategy and procedures; and (2) a statewide survey involving twelve state secondary schools and three subject areas of English, mathematics and foreign languages. Data were collected by means of interviews with inspectors, principals, teachers and students. Documented within a section presenting the findings are descriptions of assessment objectives within schools; the types of assessment; assessment procedures and measures; evaluations of assessment practices and interviewee concerns and suggestions. It is concluded that there was satisfaction among administrators and teachers with current assessment procedures, but concern was evident that comparability between schools was not being achieved. Thus, further research into the validity of assessment procedures is recommended. Integrated within the study are thirty-six tables which illustrate findings. Extensive appendixes present interview schedules, summaries of responses and recommendations, and additional materials. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia