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ERIC Number: EJ787644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Technology for School-Based Assessment and Assessment for Learning: Development Principles from New Zealand
Hattie, John A. C.; Brown, Gavin T. L.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v36 n2 p189-201 2007-2008
National assessment systems can be enhanced with effective school-based assessment (SBA) that allows teachers to focus on improvement decisions. Modern computer-assisted technology systems are often used to deploy SBA systems. Since 2000, New Zealand has researched, developed, and deployed a national, computer-assisted SBA system. Eight major principles for the development of an SBA system are derived from those experiences and outlined. These principles focus on curriculum alignment, calibration, innovative communication, choice, low consequences, and local control. Incremental design and deployment of computer technology ensures success. We argue that these principles can be used in any nation to bring about effective improvements in learning and teaching outcomes, while providing quality assurance to governments and citizens. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand