ERIC Number: EJ721794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 34
Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Secondary School Students' Perceptions of Assessment Tasks
Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Knightley, Wendy M.
Educational Studies, v32 n1 p47-58 Mar 2006
Research aimed at developing and validating an instrument to assess secondary school students' perceptions of assessment tasks was conducted. Following a review of literature, a five-scale instrument of 40 items was trialled with a sample of 658 science students in 11 English secondary schools. Based on internal consistency reliability data and exploratory factor analysis, refinement decisions resulted in a five-scale instrument called the "Perceptions of assessment tasks inventory" (PATI). The scales of the PATI are Congruence with planned learning, Authenticity, Student consultation, Transparency and Diversity.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reliability, Factor Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)