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ERIC Number: EJ906397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Queensland Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment: The Impact of Policy Priorities on Teacher Attitudes
Brown, Gavin T. L.; Lake, Robert; Matters, Gabrielle
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n1 p210-220 Jan 2011
The conceptions Queensland teachers have about assessment purposes were surveyed in 2003 with an abridged version of the Teacher Conceptions of Assessment Inventory. Multi-group analysis found that a model with four factors, somewhat different in structure to previous studies, was statistically different between Queensland primary and (lower) secondary teachers. Primary teachers agreed more than secondary teachers that "assessment improves teaching and learning", while the latter agreed more that it "makes students accountable". The inter-correlation of "assessment is irrelevant" to "makes students accountable" was statistically stronger for primary teachers. Teacher beliefs reflected the differing practices of assessment by level of schooling. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia