ERIC Number: ED344694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment and Reporting Practices in the First Three Years of School. Junior School Study. Interim Report to the Ministry of Education.
Wylie, Cathy; Smith, Lesley
A study of children's progress through the first 3 years of school followed 32 students in 10 schools in the Wellington, New Zealand area. Data were collected through interviews with children, teachers, and parents; school records; and video recordings of children in the classroom. Sections of this report of the study discuss: (1) assistant principals', and first-, second-, and third-year teachers' aims for children's learning; (2) child assessment practices at school entry; (3) teacher assessment methods used during the first 3 years of school and teachers' methods of reporting the results of assessment to parents; (4) teachers', children's, and parents' perceptions of the assessment process; and (5) the relationship between the assessment practices used for each school subject and the suggested assessment practices for the subject. A list of 51 references is provided. Appendixes include a description of the study sample; examples of an information sheet used for a new school entrant and a report from a preschool to a school; sample school entry assessments; and data from two earlier studies on assessment practices in schools. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand (Wellington)