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ERIC Number: EJ1180457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
Formative Use of Summative Tests: Using Test Preparation to Promote Performance and Self-Regulation
Lam, Ricky
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v22 n1 p69-78 Feb 2013
The study aims to investigate teachers' and students' perspectives of how "the formative use of summative test" (i.e., test preparation) may impact student's performance in internal school tests and develop self-regulated learning. It also examines the relationship between formative and summative assessment, especially how they could create productive synergies. Two teachers and 14 Grades 2 and 3 students were interviewed before and after the use of test preparation strategies. Classroom observations were conducted to understand how these strategies helped students to monitor their own learning before the internal school tests. Relevant pre-test instructional materials were also analyzed. Findings suggest that the reported test preparation strategies could enhance student performance and promote modest self-regulated learning. Implications for teachers to adopt pre-test preparation strategies are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2
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Language: English
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