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ERIC Number: EJ1157123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
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ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
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Development and Exemplification of a Model for Teacher Assessment in Primary Science
Davies, D. J.; Earle, S.; McMahon, K.; Howe, A.; Collier, C.
International Journal of Science Education, v39 n14 p1869-1890 2017
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science project is funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust and based at Bath Spa University. The study aims to develop a whole-school model of valid, reliable and manageable teacher assessment to inform practice and make a positive impact on primary-aged children's learning in science. The model is based on a data-flow "pyramid" (analogous to the flow of energy through an ecosystem), whereby the rich formative assessment evidence gathered in the classroom is summarised for monitoring, reporting and evaluation purposes [Nuffield Foundation. (2012). "Developing policy, principles and practice in primary school science assessment." London: Nuffield Foundation]. Using a design-based research (DBR) methodology, the authors worked in collaboration with teachers from project schools and other expert groups to refine, elaborate, validate and operationalise the data-flow "pyramid" model, resulting in the development of a whole-school self-evaluation tool. In this paper, we argue that a DBR approach to theory-building and school improvement drawing upon teacher expertise has led to the identification, adaptation and successful scaling up of a promising approach to school self-evaluation in relation to assessment in science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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