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ERIC Number: EJ1158046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
Geography Teachers' Practices Regarding Summative Assessment: A Study of Pre-Vocational Education in the Netherlands
Bijsterbosch, Erik; Van Der Schee, Joop; Kuiper, Wilmad; Béneker, Tine
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v6 n2 p118-134 Sum 2016
To start a teacher professional development programme on the relationship between classroom summative assessment and learning, the current practices and dispositions of geography teachers towards internal school-based examinations in pre-vocational education in the Netherlands were investigated. A questionnaire provided data on how teachers construct these examinations and how they perceive the extent to which they use test items in these examinations that appeal to distinct cognitive processes. The data were statistically analysed to explore teachers' practices regarding the construction of the examinations and the correlation with their perceptions on test items appealing to distinct cognitive processes. The results showed that teachers rarely construct test items themselves; instead, they rely to a considerable degree on test items created by outside sources. In particular, older teachers and teachers with greater teaching experience tend to use more test items from outside sources. According to the respondents, about two-thirds of the test items appeal to higher cognitive processes. When teachers do construct test items themselves, however, they perceive to use more test items that appeal to higher cognitive processes. Furthermore, teachers' dispositions regarding the purpose of the internal school-based examinations seem to be highly influenced by high-stakes tests, such as the national exam.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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