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ERIC Number: ED500948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
Scaling Up Strategies for Change
Dekker, Truus; Feijs, Els
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v2 p317-324
This research report builds on the results of the CATCH project (Webb and Dekker, 2002). The CATCH project is an effort to apply and scale up previous results and design a professional development program to bring about fundamental changes in teachers' instruction to support change in teachers' formative assessment practices. In this report we focus on two of the research questions: "What professional development materials support improved formative assessment across a wide range of schools?" and "How do teachers' conceptions and assessment practices change as a result of their participation in this development program?" Initial results show that a change in teachers' attitude towards formative assessment occurred. Moreover, changes in instructional assessment were easier to implement for teachers than ideas related to the pyramid model. (Contains 9 footnotes and 2 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500859.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment