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ERIC Number: EJ1006494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
What Assessment Knowledge and Skills Do Initial Teacher Education Programs Address? A Western Canadian Perspective
Poth, Cheryl-Anne
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v58 n4 p634-656 Win 2012
Teacher education programs play a crucial role in preparing teachers for their future assessment roles and responsibilities, yet many beginning teachers feel unprepared to assess their students' performances (Mertler, 2009). To address concerns related to the relevancy of pre-service assessment education, this study examined 57 syllabi from assessment courses offered by 14 Western Canadian teacher education programs. Content analysis revealed trends related to the scope and nature of assessment education in terms of intended learner outcomes, instructional topics, teaching mediums, and assessment strategies. Implications for informing how initial teacher education programs go about preparing pre-service teachers for their future assessment roles and responsibilities are discussed.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada