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ERIC Number: ED360385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 17
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Assessment Research in the Context of Practice.
Tittle, Carol Kehr
Commemorating the work of Anne Cleary, the author considers the need for research on assessment in the practice context, provides an example of research in context, and proposes general areas of development for assessment research in the context of practice. Research has shown that effects of testing programs on practice are often not those that were intended. In addition, assessments are becoming more complex. These factors and the historical independence of test developers and measurement practitioners from educational practitioners make research in the context of educational practice extremely important. The development of the Mathematics Assessment Questionnaire (MAQ), a survey of students' thoughts and feelings about learning and doing mathematical word problems in classroom activity settings, illustrates research in the context of practice. A framework has been developed to describe teacher change using the MAQ assessment. Research in the context of practice will necessarily link more closely to research on teaching and learning in subject matter areas. To foster this integration, examples are needed of new organizational arrangements and research that makes explicit use of theories of teaching and learning. New procedures to extend and adapt assessment development are needed, as are criteria for evaluating the meaning and use of assessments in context. One table and one figure illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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