ERIC Number: EJ860400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Why School Based Assessment Is Not a Universal Feature of High Stakes Assessment Systems?
Lamprianou, Iasonas; Christie, Thomas
Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, v21 n4 p329-345 Nov 2009
Accepting that school based assessment may have the potential to bring additional reliability to the assessment outcomes of an educational system, this research uses Generalizability Theory to address the question "why school based assessment is not a universal feature of high stakes assessment systems"? Three major issues are identified: (a) there is a conflict between the psychometric model and classroom assessment practice; (b) different schools are not equally effective; and, (c) teachers' judgments are frequently accused of being biased. The role of public examination boards is discussed in this context.
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, High Stakes Tests, Psychometrics, Evaluation, Reliability, Outcomes of Education, Models
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