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ERIC Number: EJ769455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands