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ERIC Number: EJ815623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Students' Conceptions of Assessment and Mathematics: Self-Regulation Raises Achievement
Brown, Gavin T. L.; Hirschfield, Gerrit H. F.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v7 p63-74 2007
A study of New Zealand secondary school students using four self-report inventories of conceptions of assessment found four robust independent measurement models. Four structural models mapped the conceptions of assessment to mathematics achievement taking into account student ethnicity and student sex. The conceptions that assessment makes students accountable and was beneficial for students loaded positively on achievement, while the conceptions that assessment is fun and assessment is ignored had negative loadings on achievement. These findings are consistent with self-regulation theory and formative assessment, suggesting that students who use assessment to take responsibility for their learning by using assessment formatively will attain increased mathematics outcomes. (Contains 4 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand