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ERIC Number: EJ780818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Exploring Teacher Candidates' Assessment Literacy: Implications for Teacher Education Reform and Professional Development
Volante, Louis; Fazio, Xavier
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n3 p749-770 2007
This study examined the assessment literacy of primary/junior teacher candidates in all four years of their concurrent program. Candidates from each year of the program completed a survey pertaining to self-described level of assessment literacy, main purposes of assessment, utilization of different assessment methods, need for further training, and suggested methods for promoting assessment literacy in university and practice teaching settings. Levels of self-efficacy remained relatively low for teacher candidates across each of the four years of this program. Most candidates suggested summative purposes for assessment and only a minority expressed formative purposes. They favoured observational techniques and personal communication. (Contains 3 tables. Assessment Literacy Survey is appended.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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