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ERIC Number: EJ1026311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Validating the Conceptions of Assessment-III Scale in Canadian Preservice Teachers
Daniels, Lia M.; Poth, Cheryl; Papile, Chiara; Hutchison, Marnie
Educational Assessment, v19 n2 p139-158 2014
The purpose of this study was to test the validity of the Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment Scale III-Abridged Version (CoA-IIIA; Brown, 2006), a measure created, validated, and applied outside of North America, in a sample of Canadian preservice teachers (n = 436). This work is important because although we have long known that teachers' beliefs influence the way they teach, research also suggests that teachers' beliefs related to assessment influence the way they assess students. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Canadian data led to a solution slightly different than the New Zealand factor structure, with nine latent first-order variables, each with two or three measured indicators. Although the preservice teachers endorsed the purposes of assessment similarly to several other countries, the factor measuring assessment as "inaccurate" was endorsed more strongly than in previous research. Our discussion highlights the differences and similarities between the current results and previous studies with the CoA-IIIA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Cyprus; Hong Kong; New Zealand
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