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ERIC Number: EJ1078419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Discrepancies between Standardised Testing and Teacher Judgements in an Australian Primary School Context
Carmichael, Colin
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v17 n1 p62-75 2015
This study compares the judgments that teachers make on their students' mathematics achievement with results taken from Australia's National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Using a sample of 2144 students, drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), the study develops two regression models: one with teacher ratings of achievement as the outcome variable, and the other with NAPLAN numeracy results as the outcome. A number of individual and environmental factors are then regressed onto these outcome variables, and the magnitudes of their effects are compared. The results indicate a consistency between teachers' judgements and NAPLAN test results, except for students with special needs, where a significant discrepancy exists. Implications of these results are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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