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ERIC Number: EJ763534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Measuring Educational Opportunity as Perceived by Students: A Process Indicator
Petty, Nicola Ward; Green, Terri
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v18 n1 p67-91 Mar 2007
This paper introduces the idea of the perceived curriculum from the student's viewpoint. Based on this, students' perception of opportunity to learn is measured and a process indicator developed for use in school effectiveness research and school evaluation. The Essential Skills of the New Zealand Curriculum are used as the foundation for the development of an instrument to measure opportunity to learn. The instrument measures students' perceptions of opportunity to learn from activities within the school environment. Some illustrative results from a baseline study of 1,300 pupils from 20 schools are presented. Potential uses for an instrument are proposed. The Essential Skills Access Test is appended. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand