ERIC Number: EJ769455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Opinions on Quality Criteria for Competency Assessment Programs
Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; Bastiaens, Theo J.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Van der Vleuten, Cees P. M.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n6 p857-867 Aug 2007
Quality control policies towards Dutch vocational schools have changed dramatically because the government questioned examination quality. Schools must now demonstrate assessment quality to a new Examination Quality Center. Since teachers often design assessments, they must be involved in quality issues. This study therefore explores teachers' opinions on assessment quality evaluation criteria. Pre-vocational and vocational teachers (N=211) responded to a questionnaire. Contrary to expectations, results show that teachers deem classical and competency-based quality criteria equally important. Vocational teachers gave higher importance scores than pre-vocational teachers, possibly due to the pressure they experience to improve the quality of their assessments.
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Evaluation Criteria, Quality Control, Prevocational Education, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys, Vocational Education Teachers, Minimum Competency Testing, Government Role, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands