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ERIC Number: EJ846712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-24
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Alternative Strategies for Large Scale Student Assessment in Canada: Is Value-Added Assessment One Possible Answer
Crundwell, R. Marc
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n41 May 2005
Recent focus on student achievement and the effectiveness of schools, school boards, and teachers has lead to increased demands for accountability in education. Large scale assessments are now used in most provinces in Canada to examine the degree to which educational standards are being reached and explore issues of accountability. Alternative models of accountability such as value-added models are gaining popularity in other countries. The current paper explores weaknesses of large-scale annual assessment and investigates the degree to which value-added models may be helpful in looking at educational accountability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada