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ERIC Number: ED375111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Helping Professionals Take Control of Assessment: An Exploratory Study of Recording and Reporting Achievement in New Zealand Schools.
Faire, Mary
This study examined teachers' recording and reporting practices in conjunction with the recently published New Zealand Curriculum Framework (NZCF), which requires teachers to report the achievement of students in curriculum strands. Teachers from 10 primary, intermediate, and secondary schools examined existing practices and worked to develop innovative approaches consistent with the NZCF. Findings revealed a trend for schools to be individual in designing new methods for recording and reporting. While it was feasible for schools in some geographical areas to coordinate their recording and reporting practices, for others it was not. Success in achieving consistency with the NZCF was dependent upon the involvement and leadership of the school principal or curriculum leader; teachers' knowledge of the new curricula; and available resources of time, finances, and personnel. There was a great deal of effort devoted to involving students in the recording process, to enhance student motivation and learning. There was widespread criticism of the national system for recording achievement in primary schools. Teacher development was a major outcome of the study, as teachers were researchers in the project and "owned" the changes that took place and because the study provided professional development opportunities. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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