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ERIC Number: EJ1136163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
The Rights and Responsibility of Test Takers When Large-Scale Testing Is Used for Classroom Assessment
van Barneveld, Christina; Brinson, Karieann
Canadian Journal of Education, v40 n1 2017
The purpose of this research was to identify conflicts in the rights and responsibility of Grade 9 test takers when some parts of a large-scale test are marked by teachers and used in the calculation of students' class marks. Data from teachers' questionnaires and students' questionnaires from a 2009-10 administration of a large-scale test of Grade 9 mathematics were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Written comments by teachers were analyzed into themes. Results were interpreted using a framework comprised of a policy document and two theories that are relevant to large-scale testing: the rights and responsibility of test takers as documented in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA/APA/NCME/JCSEPT, 2014), expectancy-value theory of motivation, and theory regarding the developmental stage of students in Grade 9. Several conflicts were identified. Potential solutions to conflicts were presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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